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Overtime and Compensatory Time

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                Time Records/Attendance/Overtime and Compensatory Time EFFECTIVE DATE:   April 4, 2006 Revised PAGE(S):                   3 I.    SCOPE       This policy establishes the standard University workweek, maintenance of Staff Time       Records, compensation for overtime hours as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act,       and docking.  This policy applies ...
designed to dissuade or prevent employers from forcing their employees to work excessively long hours. These laws may take into account other considerations than the humanitarian, such as increasing the overall level of employment in the economy. One common approach to regulating overtime is to require employers to pay workers at a higher hourly rate for overtime work. Companies may choose to pay workers higher overtime pay even if not obliged to do so by law, particularly if they believe that they face a backward bending supply curve of labour . Overtime pay rates can cause workers to work longer hours than they would at a flat ...
SBI nvestigating Durham police overtime case -
DURHAM The SBI will investigate whether criminal charges should be filed against a Durham police officer who claimed $62,000 in overtime and more than 900 hours of compensatory time over 12 months. Alesha Robinson-Taylor, 39, makes $52,665.90 a year in regular pay as a desk officer who oversees towing, ABC permits and police off-duty work. She was allowed to collect overtime because her job did not permit her to take off-duty assignments, according to a city audit. From September 2008 to Aug. 31, she claimed 1,837 hours of overtime, averaging more than $5,200 in additional pay a month. Auditors found she claimed to have ... market research, surveys and trends
Fewer employees, bigger payroll | Cincinnati Enquirer
Total gross payroll for 2009 was $334 million - about 4.5 percent higher than the $330.4 million paid out in 2008, according to city payroll data. The biggest chunk: $13.1 million more in base pay. That's thanks mostly to raises promised in union contracts. Each of the five unions that represent 91 percent of the city's workforce had previously negotiated cost-of-living adjustments for the year. The AFSCME, fire and Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees unions, each got 3 percent, with police getting 2 percent. The raises came despite the fact the city faced a $51 million deficit for 2010 - and at the same time ... market research, surveys and trends


Troubling trends fuel high cost of cops' overtime ...
Look for the highest-paid Rochester city employee last year and the search won't lead to the mayor, the police chief or other department heads. The highest paid city worker was a police officer. The second-highest paid? A police officer. So was the third. Each was paid more than $125,000, their base salaries bolstered by overtime pay. None was fighting crime on Rochester's streets. Instead, the highest paid was a front-desk sergeant at headquarters paid $135,958 before taxes � including $56,991 in overtime pay. Next on the list was a lieutenant who oversaw special events such as parades and festivals. He was followed ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Audit Report
The users of the [DELETED] MOU are primarily the DEA's field divisions. During our audits of the linguistic contracts in the Dallas, Houston, Miami, and San Diego field divisions, we randomly selected a sample of invoices paid under the contracts and determined the cases associated with those invoices. We then identified the 119 DEA case agents and 76 AUSAs that were responsible for managing and prosecuting the cases. We either interviewed or sent surveys to the DEA case agents and AUSAs to determine their views of the contractors' performance, as well as the performance of the [DELETED]. We received input from 104 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Police try to adjust to difficult economy
Some departments, including Mount Laurel's and Evesham's, are also coming off cost-cutting contract settlements with their municipal leaders, under a hiring freeze and operating with close to minimal manpower. But those departments have kept their overtime costs slimmer than Medford's, which total around 10 percent of police salary and wages. Mount Laurel's new police contract includes $2 million in concessions that helped prevent 15 police layoffs. One contract concession was the elimination of police overtime through the end of the year, leaving officers instead to take compensatory time, officials ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
In Mercer towns, wide range in police salaries
At a time when municipalities are facing brutal financial realities, from massive cuts in state aid to shrinking tax bases, salaries of public employees have come under increasing scrutiny. And while teachers in New Jersey have borne the brunt of the mounting discontent, government officials have also singled out police departments as areas where salaries and benefits could be reined in. The Times analyzed police contracts, payroll and other financial information requested from Mercer County municipalities to find out how much local police officers are paid and what portion of municipal budgets support public safety. The results ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


laws regarding overtime and compensatory time off. The concept of hours worked is a crucial determining factor in complying with the Fair Labor Standards ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
When permitted under agency flexible work schedule programs, time off with pay in lieu of overtime pay for regularly scheduled or irregular or occasional overtime work. Compensatory time off may be approved in lieu of overtime pay for irregular or occasional overtime work for both FLSA exempt and nonexempt employees who are covered by the definition of "employee" at 5 U.S.C. 5541(2). Compensatory time off can also be approved for a "prevailing rate employee," as defined at 5 U.S.C. 5342(2), but there is no authority to require that any prevailing rate (wage) employee be compensated for irregular or occasional ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Overtime/Comp Time | Northern Arizona University - Human Resources
In order to support the objectives of the university, an employee may be expected to work extra hours beyond the normal workweek or the employee's normal schedule, if required to do so by the employee's department head.  A department head also has the authority to require employees to report to work in emergency callback situations and to be available for an on-call basis for normal university operations.  The responsible administrator shall approve overtime work in advance for non-exempt employees .  The immediate supervisor is responsible for scheduling approved overtime.  Non-exempt employees ...
Overtime pay versus comp time | Ask MetaFilter
Yesterday afternoon, my employer told all employees that there would be no more overtime pay, only comp time. Neither I nor anyone else on my team is salaried. I live in Arizona and as far as I can tell, Arizona does not have an overtime law , so we should be covered under federal law. But I can't find any explanations of overtime pay versus comp time here. So, my questions are pretty simple: 1) Is it legal to give employees comp time in lieu of overtime? 2) Would that comp time be accrued like overtime pay, that is, one and a half hours for every hour worked over 40? 3) If it is not legal, what are the specific laws and ...
Labor Law in Illinois: Compensatory Time Off in Lieu of Overtime ...
I've been doing a little online research, but it's still a bit fuzzy. If an employer will not pay overtime to non-exempt, non-government employees (time and a half over 40 hours worked in a week), but offers compensatory time instead, shouldn't that time be given at time and a half, as well? What about so-called "non-profit" employers, like churches? Is "comp" time even legal? Per Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 553, the only employers who can pay compensatory time off in lieu of overtime wages are state and local government entities. All ...