5.7.2: Overtime

Compliance

Spalding University will pay time and a half to nonexempt employees who exceed 40 hours of work time in a workweek.

Paid time off does not apply toward work time.

The workweek begins at 12:00 a.m. on Sunday morning and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday night.

Although most employees are normally scheduled for a 37.5 hour workweek, overtime payments do not commence until the employee exceeds 40 hours in a workweek.

Overtime Approval

Supervisors are required to obtain approval from managers prior to the use of overtime. Employees who anticipate the need for overtime to complete the week’s work must notify their supervisors in advance and obtain approval prior to working hours that extend beyond their normal schedule. Although overtime payments do not commence until the employee exceeds 40 hours in a workweek, approval is required for hours that exceed 37.5 hours in a workweek.

Mandatory Overtime

During busy periods, the employer may require employees to work extended hours.

Consequences of Overuse of Overtime

Supervisors who authorize staff members to work overtime without prior approval from management will be subject to disciplinary action. Supervisors who continually rely on the use of overtime hours to complete a week’s work without it being deemed as extenuating circumstances by management will be subject to disciplinary action.

Consequences of Unauthorized Overtime

Employees who fail to obtain approval prior to working hours that extend beyond their normal 37.5-hour workweek will be subject to disciplinary action. Employees who work overtime and fail to report it in the University’s time keeping system will be subject to disciplinary action. Overtime offenses may result in termination