170.010 – EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION

Updated: January 2019

POLICY
Maine Media Workshops + College will compensate employees who are entitled to overtime under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and applicable state law (non-exempt employees). All employees are considered to be non-exempt employees unless their job responsibilities are such that they fall into a category of employees that is exempt from the overtime provisions of federal and state law (exempt employees). Federal and state wage and hour law exempts bona fide executives and supervisors, administrative employees, professionals, and outside sales persons from the wage and hour overtime pay provisions.

Employees are full-time and work a minimum of 32 hours per week OR part-time and work less than 32 hours per week.

PROCEDURE
Each employee will be informed through his/her employment agreement of the employee’s exempt/non-exempt status.

Non-Exempt Employees – All non-exempt employees are entitled to one and one-half times their hourly rate, on an hourly basis, for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours per week (Sunday through Saturday). All non-exempt employees are scheduled to work 40 hours per week or less and no overtime may be worked unless approved by the employee’s immediate supervisor. Such an employee may be full-time, part-time, or temporary.

Exempt Employees – All exempt employees have an obligation to complete all of their duties in a professional manner without regard to the number of hours worked. Exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay. Such an employee may be full-time, part-time, or temporary.

Classification –
Full-time: A Maine Media Workshops + College employee who ordinarily works 32 or more hours per week.

Part-time: A Maine Media Workshops + College employee who ordinarily works less than 32 hours per week.

Temporary: An employee who is hired for specific amount of time (for example-seasonal or extended seasonal) or a specific project or part of a project and whose hours are limited by the needs of the project. Temporary employees do not qualify for benefits.