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Categories of Employees

Categories of Employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, which specifies wage and overtime requirements for employees considered to be non-exempt from its provisions. Employees who are not covered by the law, as determined by the type of work they perform and/or their salary level, are considered to be exempt from its provisions.  

Consistent with the FLSA, Central College has two classifications of employees. These classifications determine how hours of work are recorded and compensated. Some benefits at the College also vary according to whether a position is classified as exempt or non-exempt. The decision as to whether a position is exempt or non-exempt rests with the Office of Human Resources.   

Exempt Employees: Exempt employees are paid on a salary basis and do not receive payment for overtime. 

Non-exempt Employees: Non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, and must accurately record hours worked.