- In accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), all employees are classified as exempt or non-exempt
- Each employee's position is evaluated by the Human Resources (HR) Compensation department and determined to be exempt or non-exempt, under the FLSA and then identified as either a salaried or hourly employee. The evaluation is based on job duties and pay practices.
- Exempt employees are generally paid on a salaried basis and are those whose administrative, executive, or professional duties and salary status exempt them from overtime compensation requirements
- Non-exempt employees are generally paid on an hourly basis and are those whose duties require they be paid in accordance with state and federal wage and hour regulations
- Work Week – UW Health’s work week for hourly employees is a seven (7) day work week starting on Sunday at 12:00 (midnight) and ending on Saturday at 11:59pm.
- Pay Period - all UW Health employees are paid on a bi-weekly pay basis.
- Overtime - hours in excess of 40 hours worked for hourly, non-exempt employees in a regular work week. Overtime is paid in accordance with state & federal wage and hour regulations at time-and-one half (1 1/2) the regular rate of pay.
- Hours that are not considered hours worked for purposes of calculating overtime include: on call, call back hours that have not been worked, but are a part of the minimum hour guarantee, PTO, vacation, holiday, sick, or compensatory time