In order for the district to be in compliance with the Federal Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and the laws and rules of the State of Washington, the following procedures are established:
Exempt or Non-exempt Status:
The work week of certificated staff is controlled by collective bargaining agreements and or individual contracts and are exempt from the FLSA 40-hour work week requirement. The status of classified employees will be determined by the district based upon the criteria established for defining executive (WAC 296-128-510), administrative (WAC 296-128-520) or professional (WAC 296-128-530) status and any additional FLSA standards.
Work Week for Classified Staff:
Seven consecutive 24-hour periods make up the work week. Classified staff are entitled to one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. A classified staff member may elect to take compensatory "time off" in lieu of overtime pay at the rate of one and one-half times the overtime hours worked, but the classified staff member may accumulate no more than 40 hours of compensatory time at which time the classified staff member must either take compensatory "time off" or receive pay for such hours in excess of 40. Time slips or sheets shall be maintained for all non-exempt classified staff members. Classified staff members shall not perform any work for the district before or after work hours regardless of the voluntary nature of their work (except as provided in the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreements) without prior approval of their immediate supervisor and appropriate assistant superintendent. Classified staff members who violate this regulation are subject to disciplinary action.
Travel time will be compensated when required by federal or state wage law or as provided for by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement, if applicable. (Cross reference: Board Policy 5341)
Classified staff members shall not perform any duties during their lunch period - except as provided for in the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Work required between shifts and standby time shall be compensated for consistent with the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Records (time sheets) must be kept for three years, unless time sheets are used to confirm employee pay histories for the Department of Retirement Systems, in which case, time sheets must be kept for 60 years. If a classified staff member works overtime, he/she must complete the Overtime/Extra Time Authorization Form (5314F) which shows the days and number of overtime hours worked.
Highline School District 401
Approved by the Superintendent: August 12, 1987
Revised by the Superintendent: 08.92, 06.04