§ IV. Overtime  


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  • A. Non-Exempt Employees

    (1) Certain employees may be required to work overtime to meet service demands. Overtime for personnel other than those assigned to the fire department is any time worked in excess of forty (40) hours in any work week or work period.

    (2) For all non-exempt employees, other than fire department personnel, overtime hours required to be worked during a work period personnel may either accumulate compensatory time off at the rate of one and one-half (1½) hours compensatory time for each hour worked in excess of forty (40) hours to a maximum of two hundred forty (240) compensatory time off hours, or as overtime wages at one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay. Any overtime in excess of two hundred forty (240) hours in a calendar year will be paid as cash wages of time and one-half their "regular rates" of pay for overtime hours in excess of the maximum for the work cycle. Prior departmental manager approval of all overtime is required.

    (3) Non-exempt employees who are called in to perform emergency work or for regular scheduled overtime work within any twenty-four (24) hour period shall be compensated a minimum of two (2) hours overtime.

    (4) Time paid by the city for a holiday, for which the employee performed no work, is not counted by the city as hours worked in determining overtime.

    B. Fire Department

    (1) All Tuscumbia Fire Department personnel shall be subject to a fourteen (14) day work cycle schedule. Fire Department personnel shall work one hundred-six (106) hours in a work cycle before overtime is required pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 207(k).

    (2) For all overtime hours required to be worked during a work cycle, fire department personnel will accumulate compensatory time off at the rate of one and one-half (1½) hours compensatory time for each hour worked in excess of one hundred-six (106) hours to a maximum of four hundred eighty (480) compensatory time off hours. Any overtime in excess of four hundred eighty (480) hours in a calendar year will be paid as cash wages of time and one-half their "regular rates" of pay for overtime hours in excess of the maximum for the work cycle.

    (3) To determine "regular rate" of pay for payment of overtime cash wages, the base pay of each work cycle (hourly rate stated in the "Ordinance amending Chapter 13, Article II of Sec. 13-21 of The Code of Tuscumbia, Alabama", as it is from time to time amended, for VI. Fire Department, together with all other remuneration for employment) will be the "regular rate" in the work cycle. The "regular rate" will then be multiplied by the hours in excess of one hundred-six (106) hours in the work cycle times one and one-half (1½) hours.

    (4) Shift trading by firefighters is acceptable provided prior approval is given by the fire chief.

    (5) Time paid by the city for a holiday, for which the employee performed no work, is not counted by the city as hours worked in determining overtime.

    C. Exempt Employees

    Exempt employees are not subject to overtime rules nor entitled to compensation for overtime, except Exempt Employees shall receive on hour of compensatory time off for each hour over forty (40) hours worked in a workweek, to a maximum of two hundred forty (240) in a calendar year.

(Ord. No. 07-0702, 7-2-2007)