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Employee Classifications (Policy)

Office of Origin: Human Resources            
Responsibility: Executive Director, Human Resources 
Original Date Adopted: 10/25/16
Dates Reviewed: 10/25/16, 1/12/22 (C)
Last Date Board Approved: 3/29/22

For non-faculty positions at Lake Michigan College (the College), Human Resources uses Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) job classifications and employee status designations to categorize positions. 

FLSA Job Classifications 

The FLSA, as amended, classifies positions as either "exempt" or "non-exempt." The FLSA classification of a position determines how employees are to be paid, among other things, for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week and if they are subject to FLSA minimum wage and overtime provisions. 

Positions classified as exempt do not receive overtime pay and generally receive the same weekly salary regardless of hours worked. The salary may be paid more or less frequently than weekly. 

Employees will be informed of the position classification upon hire and also informed of any subsequent changes to the classification. 

Employee Status Designations 

Employee status designations include:

  • Full-time – Employee is normally scheduled to work at least 40 hours per week and was not hired on a short-term basis.
  • Regular Part-time – Employee is regularly scheduled to work fewer than 40 hours per week and was not hired on a short-term basis. 
  • Part-time – Employee is employed 29 or fewer hours per week and/or does not have an ongoing regular work schedule. 
  • Temporary – Employee was hired for specific, short-term work. This designation is generally are not eligible for College benefits but are eligible to receive federal and state statutory benefits (Social Security, Unemployment Compensation, and Workers’ Compensation).

References: Fair Labor Standards Act

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