As a new academic semester begins, SMU Human Resources reminds faculty and staff members about federal regulations regarding overtime pay for non-exempt (hourly) employees.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt employees must receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours a workweek. The overtime rate is one and one-half times the regular rate of pay. This overtime requirement may not be waived.
Non-exempt employees and their managers should be aware of this requirement and accurately record and submit any overtime hours or fractional hours.¬†Employees and managers are urged to discuss in advance the need for overtime work and to adjust workloads to maintain a regular workweek, if possible. If an employee works overtime, it must be recorded and properly compensated.
If you have questions about the overtime requirement, please contact Human Resources at¬†firstname.lastname@example.org.