Changes to callback and overtime pay policy effective Jan. 3
Changes to Purdue's overtime and callback pay policy will go into effect Jan. 3, 2011. The changes are being implemented as a recurring cost savings option, as identified by the Sustaining New Synergies initiative, and are in keeping with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Overtime pay will no longer apply to hours in paid status in excess of eight hours a day. Instead, non-exempt employees will receive overtime pay for all hours in paid status in excess of 40 hours in a single workweek.
Remember, as a supervisor, you're responsible for seeing that employees accurately record the time they work and receive overtime pay when it's due.
Certain circumstances may require you to call an employee back to work outside of his or her regularly scheduled work hours. Non-exempt, benefits-eligible employees receive callback pay when, after leaving a scheduled work shift, the employee is required to return to the workplace outside of his or her normal work schedule.
Beginning Jan. 3, callback pay will equal two hours of the employee's regular pay. In addition to receiving the callback payment, employees will be compensated for all hours worked. All time worked in callback status will be included when determining overtime eligibility; however, the two-hour callback payment will not be included when calculating overtime eligibility.
Callback pay does not apply when you have scheduled extra work in advance or when you ask employees to extend their regular work shifts (either to stay past the end of the shift or to report to work early).
A notice of this change will run in Purdue Today during the week of Nov. 29.
If you have questions about these changes, please contact the Human Resources office for your area.
Regional campus chancellors will have the authority to establish callback pay exceptions for their respective campuses. Regional campus employees should contact their campus Human Resources office for assistance.
The updated policy can be found on the University Policies website.
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