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7.59.P.1 Procedure

Section 7.59 - Policy


Fair Labor Standards Act - Overtime Compensation

Nonexempt employees who work more than forty (40) hours per week shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half  (1 1/2) hours for each hour of overtime work.  Before any employee works overtime, the hours must be recommended by the immediate supervisor and approved by the Superintendent or designee.

An employee's schedule within any seven-day period may be adjusted to permit extra hours on any given day and fewer hours on a subsequent day to keep the weekly total at forty (40) hours or less.

In emergency situations compensatory time off, at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) hours for each hour worked, may be granted in lieu of pay if prior approval is given by the assistant superintendent.
  1. A non-exempt employee who works at two or more different types of work in a single work week for which different straight-time rates have been established, the regular rate for that week is the weighted average of such rates. That is, the earnings from all such rates are added together and this total is then divided by the total number of hours worked at all jobs. We refer to this rate as a blended rate.
  2. Flex time applies to only non-exempt employees when there is overtime worked and leave (sick leave, vacation, or bereavement time) taken during the same week. The result of flex time is that employees are charged the least amount of leave or credited with the least amount of overtime.  Employees may not flex time throughout the week in order to leave early or come in late on a regular basis.
  3. Classified staff are required to accurately report time worked and any other time in either paid status or unpaid status. The District has implemented an online time clock system for classified staff to clock in and clock out for actual time worked. Employees are required to clock in when their work time starts, clock in and out for lunch breaks and clock out at the end of their workday. Employees may work out with their supervisor the option to “flex” their time during the same workweek to avoid overtime. The time clock system is also used for classified staff to request leave time off and have leave time requests approved.  Employees may not volunteer their time in their positions.
      4.  Lunch Breaks
  • Full-time employees who work more than 6 or more hours per day will receive one (1) thirty (30) minute unpaid lunch break.
  • Employees who work less than 6 hours per day may receive one (1) thirty (30) minute unpaid lunch break with supervisor approval.
  • Scheduling for lunch periods is the responsibility of the supervisor, but reasonable effort should be made to schedule lunch breaks at the middle of the workday.
  • Lunch periods may not be accumulated for purposes of lengthening a lunch period or shortening a workday, except with supervisory approval in an extenuating circumstance.
      5.  Breaks
  •  Employees may need to take a break throughout the course of the workday.  During such times, the employee and the supervisor shall work out a time (not to exceed 15 minutes), when the employee may take a break.  While efforts will be made by the supervisor to schedule a time for a break, there may be days when a break may not be possible.