Williams College Employee Handbook
Williams conforms to all terms of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This includes the payment of minimum wage and overtime pay. These laws and guidelines establish the criteria for determining which positions are salaried (exempt) and which are hourly (non-exempt). Those positions deemed to be hourly must be paid for all hours worked. Pay for hours worked beyond 40 hours in a week is paid at one and one-half times the employee's regular hourly rate. This is required by law and neither the employee nor the supervisor nor the employer is allowed to make exceptions.
In certain specific situations employees may opt to take scheduled time off within the same week in which they have worked overtime instead of receiving pay for those hours. For example an employee who needs to work on a Saturday may, workload permitting, take the same number of hours off on the prior Wednesday. They are not allowed to carry the time into the next week.