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Employment Classification & Status

Employment Classification

All employees are designated as either non-exempt or exempt under state and federal wage and hour laws:

Non-Exempt

These employees work is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). They are not exempt from the legal requirements concerning minimum wage and the federally mandated overtime rate. Non exempt employees will generally be paid on an hourly basis.

Exempt

These employees are generally executives, managers, professional administrative staff, or outside sales staff who are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Exempt employees hold jobs that meet the standards and criteria established under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by the United States Department of Labor. Exempt employees will generally be paid a salary.

Employment Status

The Company has established several employment statuses that may be used for both non-exempt and exempt employees, with the exception of Internship status employees which are only eligible for non-exempt employment classification. Regardless of job status, all employees perform tasks on behalf of the Company and are expected to comply with all Company policies and procedures.

Full-Time (Regular)

These employees are regularly scheduled to work for a minimum of thirty-four (34) hours a week. Regular full-time employees are compensated by the Company, in accordance with current payroll policies, and will generally be eligible for the Company's full benefits package, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.

Full-Time (Initial Probation)

These employees, like their regular full-time counterparts, are typically scheduled to work for a minimum of thirty-four (34) hours a week. However, full-time employees that are completing an initial probationary period are actually employed by a Company approved temporary employment agency, for a period which generally lasts for ninety (90) days after their hire date. The Company, at it's discretion, may reduce or extend an initial probationary period with or without notice, and with or without cause. These employees are compensated by their agency and in accordance with the agency's current payroll policies. They are not eligible for any of the Company's benefit packages.

Full-Time (Temporary)

These employees are hired as interim replacements to temporarily supplement the workforce, or to assist in the completion of a specific project, and are scheduled to work for a minimum of thirty-four (34) hours a week. Temporary full-time employees are employed by a Company approved temporary employment agency and are provided an employment period with the Company prior to their hire date. The Company, at it's discretion, may provide this employee an employment period that includes an exact termination date or a general timeframe (such as four (4) months after their hire date). These employees are compensated by their agency and in accordance with the agency's current payroll policies. They are not eligible for any of the Company's benefit packages.

Continuation of employment beyond any initially provided period does not imply a change in employment status.

Full-Time (Contractor)

These employees are generally hired to assist in the completion of a specific project(s), and are scheduled to work for a minimum of thirty-four (34) hours a week. Full-Time contractors are actually employed with an organization other than the Company, and are typically provided a contractural period, provided by the Company and their organization prior to their hire date. The Company and their organization, at their discretion, may provide this employee with a contractual period that includes an exact termination date or a general timeframe (such as four (4) months after their hire date). These employees are compensated by their organization and in accordance with the organization's current payroll policies. They are not eligible for any of the Company's benefit packages.

Continuation of employment beyond any initially provided period does not imply a change in employment status.

Part-Time (Regular)

These employees are regularly scheduled to work less than thirty-four (34) hours each week. Regular part-time employees are compensated by the Company, in accordance with current payroll policies, but will generally not be eligible for any of the Company's benefit packages, unless subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.

Part-Time (Initial Probation)

These employees, like their regular part-time counterparts, are regularly scheduled to work less than thirty-four (34) hours a week. However, part-time employees that are completing an initial probationary period are actually employed by a Company approved temporary employment agency, for a period which generally lasts for ninety (90) days after their hire date. The Company, at it's discretion, may reduce or extend an initial probationary period with or without notice, and with or without cause. These employees are compensated by their agency and in accordance with the agency's current payroll policies. They are not eligible for any of the Company's benefit packages.

Part-Time (Temporary)

These employees are hired as interim replacements to temporarily supplement the workforce, or to assist in the completion of a specific project, and are scheduled to work less than thirty-four (34) hours a week. Part-Time temporary employees (a.k.a temps) are employed by a Company approved temporary employment agency and are provided an employment period with the Company prior to their hire date. The Company, at it's discretion, may provide this employee an employment period that includes an exact termination date or a general timeframe (such as four (4) months after their hire date). These employees are compensated by their agency and in accordance with the agency's current payroll policies. They are not eligible for any of the Company's benefit packages.

Continuation of employment beyond any initially provided period does not imply a change in employment status.

Contractor (Part-Time)

These employees are generally hired to assist in the completion of a specific project(s), and are scheduled to work less than thirty-four (34) hours a week. Full-Time contractors are actually employed with an organization other than the Company, and are typically provided a contractural period, provided by the Company and their organization prior to their hire date. The Company and their organization, at their discretion, may provide this employee a contractual period that includes an exact termination date or a general timeframe (such as four (4) months after their hire date). These employees are compensated by their organization and in accordance with the organization's current payroll policies. They are not eligible for any of the Company's benefit packages.

Continuation of employment beyond any initially provided period does not imply a change in employment status.

Internship

These employees are full-time students, and are scheduled to work less than thirty-four (34) hours a week. Internship employees (a.k.a interns) are employed by a Company approved temporary employment agency and are provided an employment period with the Company prior to their hire date. The Company, at it's discretion, may provide this employee an employment period that includes an exact termination date or a general timeframe (such as four (4) months after their hire date). These employees are compensated by their agency and in accordance with the agency's current payroll policies. They are not eligible for any of the Company's benefit packages.

Continuation of employment beyond any initially provided period does not imply a change in employment status.


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