The Fair Labor Standards Act exempts broad categories of jobs from minimum wage and overtime requirements if they meet certain tests regarding job duties and responsibilities and are paid a certain minimum salary. Drury University periodically reviews the duties of exempt employees to ensure that they still qualify for exempt status.
Each staff member is designated as either NONEXEMPT or EXEMPT according to the university's interpretation of the requirements of federal and state wage and hour laws. NONEXEMPT staff members are entitled to overtime pay under the specific provisions of federal and state laws. EXEMPT staff members are excluded from specific provisions of federal and state wage and hour laws. A staff member's EXEMPT or NONEXEMPT classification may be changed only upon written notification by the Human Resources Department.
In addition to the above categories, each staff member will belong to one other employment category:
REGULAR FULL-TIME staff members are those who are not in a temporary status and are regularly scheduled to work 40 hours per week and at least nine consecutive months. Generally, they are eligible for Drury University's benefit package, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.
REGULAR PART-TIME staff members are those who are not assigned to a temporary status and who are regularly scheduled to work less than 40 hours per week and at least nine consecutive months. Regular part-time staff members who are employed to work 20 or more hours each week are eligible for some benefits sponsored by Drury University, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.
TEMPORARY staff members are those who are hired as interim replacements, to temporarily supplement the work force, or to assist in the completion of a specific project. Employment assignments in this category are of a limited duration. Employment beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in employment status. Temporary staff members retain that status unless and until notified of a change. While temporary staff members receive all legally mandated benefits (such as Workers' Compensation insurance and Social Security), they are ineligible for all of Drury University's other benefit programs.
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