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Employment Categories

Understanding the definitions of the employment classifications at Big Sandy ADD is important because your classification is one of the factors that determine your employment status and benefit eligibility. These classifications do not guarantee employment for any specified period of time. Since employment with Big Sandy ADD is based on mutual consent, either you or Big Sandy ADD have the right to terminate the employment relationship at will at any time, with or without cause or advance notice.

Depending on your position, you are designated as either NONEXEMPT or EXEMPT from federal and state wage and hour laws. NONEXEMPT employees are entitled to overtime pay under the specific provisions of federal and state laws. EXEMPT employees are excluded from specific provisions of federal and state wage and hour laws. Your EXEMPT or NONEXEMPT classification may be changed only with written notification by the executive director acting in accordance with applicable federal and state laws..

In addition to the Exempt and Nonexempt categories, you also belong to one of the following employment categories:

REGULAR FULL-TIME employees are employees who are not in a temporary status AND who are regularly scheduled to work the full-time schedule at Big Sandy ADD. Generally, regular full-time employees are eligible for all Big Sandy ADD benefit programs, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.

REGULAR PART-TIME employees are employees who are not in a temporary status AND who are regularly scheduled to work less than the full-time work schedule, but at least 20 hours per week. Regular part-time employees are eligible for some Big Sandy ADD benefit programs, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.

PART-TIME employees are employees who are not in a temporary status AND who are regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week. While part-time employees receive all legally mandated benefits (such as Social Security and workers' compensation insurance), they are ineligible for the other Big Sandy ADD benefit programs.

PROBATIONARY employees are employees whose performance is being evaluated to determine whether further employment in a specific position or with Big Sandy ADD is appropriate. Employees who satisfactorily complete the working test period will be notified of their new employment classification.

TEMPORARY employees are employees who are hired as interim replacements, to temporarily supplement the work force, or to assist in the completion of a specific project. Employment assignments in this category are of a limited duration. Employment beyond the initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in employment status. Temporary employees retain that status until they are notified of a change. While temporary employees receive all legally mandated benefits (such as Social Security and workers' compensation insurance), they are ineligible for all other Big Sandy ADD benefit programs.


Policy No.  201  Issued  7/17/2003    

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