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Fair Labor Standards Act

Southern Polytechnic complies with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act for non-exempt employees. This Act, in part, establishes 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 staff employee required to work in excess of his or her normal work day may be granted compensatory time off at the discretion of the immediate supervisor and in accordance with provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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