Overtime Compensation Policy
Bentley compensates all Non-Exempt (hourly), non-unionized employees for hours worked in excess of 40 during the work week at one and one-half times their normal hourly rates in accordance with federal and state law. Managers have the discretion to award compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay. If time off is granted, the leave must be taken within the same pay week. It cannot be "saved" or "banked" for later use.
Illustration. A 35-hour work week is standard for many full-time, non-exempt employees at Bentley. If you work 45 hours in one week, then you would be entitled to 5 hours of pay at your regular rate (for hours 35 to 40), plus 5 hours of overtime pay at one and one half times your regular rate (for hours 40 to 45), for a total of 12.5 hours pay at your regular rate.
Unauthorized overtime work is strictly prohibited. It is your duty to ensure that your supervisor approves any overtime work in advance and that your overtime is recorded accurately on your department's bi-weekly timesheet. Please note that holidays, sick days, vacation time and personal days are not counted when calculating whether you have worked more than 40 hours in a work week. Overtime hours are reported to Payroll on the Monday following the pay period in which they were performed, and as a result, you will receive overtime compensation with the paycheck for that time period.
Bentley employees are strictly prohibited from altering pay records or taking any other action that deprives a Non-Exempt employee of compensation for hours worked. If you have reason to believe that you or any other Non-Exempt employee has not been compensated for all hours worked at the appropriate rate of pay, you should immediately report your concern to Human Resources.
Exempt staff at Bentley are not eligible for overtime compensation.
Union employees should refer to the terms of their collective bargaining agreement.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.