HR Spotlight – Overtime

Georgia Highlands College observes a standard workweek of forty (40) hours and abides by the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

As noted on page 29 of the Employee Handbook, Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act require that employee’s in nonexempt status record and report the hours worked per pay period. The current official workweek for all nonexempt employees begins at 12:00 a.m. Saturday morning and ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday evening.

Time entry on the employee self- service portal, or in rare exceptions on adjusted timesheets, must reflect hours worked for each workweek of the pay period, and should include all absences taken in the pay period.

Employees are expected to use the feature that tracks time automatically upon login unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Timesheets must be filled out completely by the employee and

Approved by the employee and the manager. The manager is responsible for submitting timesheets to payroll, ensuring the time represented is accurate, and ensuring they are signed by the employee and manager.

Managers should seek clarification of the circumstances if the employee manually records time.

To view the full policy, click: .This policy ensures consistency among departments in the institution, ensures compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, and affords the appropriate level of flexibility needed at the departmental level.