Policies & Procedures - Staff Handbook Policy Changes



Federal law defines overtime as actual time worked in excess of forty (40) hours in a single work week. Under federal law, non-exempt employees are entitled to one and one-half times (1½X) their regular rate of pay for overtime.     

If you are non-exempt, you will receive one and one-half times (1½X) your regular rate for actual time worked in excess of 40 hours in a single work week.    

Your regular job responsibilities should be completed without the need for time in excess of your regular work hours. However, you may be required to work additional hours on an overtime basis when authorized and considered essential by your supervisor.   

Overtime is calculated based on actual hours worked in the work week in which it is earned.  Overtime may not be carried over from one payroll period to the next.  The work week for non-exempt employees is Friday – Thursday.    

Vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and Winter Recess pay do not count as actual time worked in determining overtime pay as those are hours that are not worked.  Call back pay also does not count in determining overtime pay.    

This update to the Overtime Policy is effective July 1, 2016. 

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