Overtime Pay Policy

Brandeis University complies with state and federal laws pertaining to overtime pay.

Employees in positions that are nonexempt under these laws are paid at the rate of time and one-half for all work actually performed after 40 hours in a given work week. Exempt employees are exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and are expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of their position.


This policy applies to Brandeis staff.


It is the responsibility of supervisors to authorize all overtime for nonexempt employees. Nonexempt employees whose normal workweek is 35 hours will be paid straight time for any hours worked between 35 and 40 in any given week. They will be paid 1 1/2 times their hourly rate for any hours worked over 40 in any given week. Paid time off such as vacation days, personal days, sick days, holidays, etc. is not included in the computation of hours worked for purposes of determining overtime.