Overtime Compensation

The Fair Labor Standards Act defines the terms of pay when an employee works over 40 hours in one week.

Non-exempt employees are compensated for overtime work, approved by their supervisor, at the rate of one and one half (1 1/2) times their regular rate of pay for any hours actually worked or covered by a paid absence beyond 40 hours in one work week.  For example, a paid holiday or sick day would count toward your 40 hours, but your lunch hours in the week would not. All time worked on an overtime basis must be authorized by your supervisor.

The University has the right to require that non-exempt employees work overtime as needed. The University permits schedule modifications for those days where non-exempt employees may be required to work more than their normal work schedule in lieu of overtime as long as the modification is made within the same work week.

Exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay. An exempt employee is expected to devote whatever time beyond the normal workday is necessary to complete his/her work. Department heads may authorize, at their discretion, hours or days off based on their recognition of extraordinary time commitments by exempt employees. This discretionary time should be taken as soon as is feasible and not be accumulated as it is not a paid benefit and will not be paid out upon termination of employment.

Quick Links

Quick Links

Benefits & Wellness Portal: The Benefits and Wellness Portal provides access to benefits enrollment and changes due to life events, NovaFit wellness program, and your total compensation statement.

Who do I call in Human Resources? Check out the Human Resources Services Directory to find out who can best answer your questions.

myNOVA: Update your address or phone number, view and print your pay stub, or check on your available vacation time and more on the Work@VU tab on myNova. Use your LDAP/email user name and password to login.

Employment: View our job postings and apply for positions at our online hiring site. Villanova managers should log into our internal hiring site to create and approve electronic requisitions, and view applications.

Hotline: If you have a complaint or concern you would like to report anonymously, please contact the Ethics Point Hotline which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The hotline, provided through a third party, allows you to report any instance of misconduct in the workplace or classroom setting due to mismanagement of funds, fraud or other violation of law or University policy.

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