Policy Manual

Fair Labor Standards Act

GCSU complies with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for non-exempt employees. This Act, in part, established a minimum hourly wage and requires the payment of overtime for work in excess of forty hours per week at a rate of not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay.

Any non-exempt staff employee required to work in excess of his/her normal 40-hour work week may be granted compensatory time off, in lieu of overtime pay, at the discretion of the immediate supervisor and in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Compensatory time is earned at a rate of one and one-half hours of time off per hour of overtime.

The Act provides that employees of one gender must not be paid wages at rates lower than those paid employees of the other gender for substantially equal work on jobs requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility which are performed under similar working conditions.