Exempt employees do not track, earn or receive overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. Being exempt from the FLSA generally means that the job requires some flexibility in work hours to do what is necessary to complete the work and there are no restrictions on the number of hours an exempt employee can work in a week including hours worked outside of normal University working hours or beyond their normal work schedule. These employees are paid a salary for performing the whole job and not for actual hours worked.
Exempt employees are not required to complete time sheets, but must complete Record of Absence forms to account for time off.
To learn more about how FLSA exemption status is determined at NAU, visit the Exempt/Nonexempt Status page.
Although exempt employees are not eligible for overtime compensation or compensatory time off regardless of the number of hours worked, supervisors may offer flexible time off when exempt employees work an excessive number of hours.