Pay Differential Policy

Effective June 1, 2022

 

Purpose

The pay differential policy allows for extra compensation to nonexempt hourly employees who are scheduled to work during specified hours as defined within this policy.

Eligibility

Nonexempt hourly employees in specified positions are eligible for a pay differential for actual hours worked between 9:00 p.m. through 4:59 a.m., Saturday-Friday.

For example, an employee scheduled to work from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. will receive the regular rate of pay for the first 5 hours (4:00 p.m. to 8:59 p.m.) and the pay differential rate for the last 3 hours (9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.). An employee scheduled to work 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. will receive a pay differential rate for the 8 hours that fall within the specified period (9:00 p.m. through 4:59 a.m.), and their regular rate will be paid for the 2 hours that do not fall within the specified period.

Overtime Pay

Overtime hours will be paid based on the employee’s regular rate of pay, which includes the employee’s regular hourly rate and differential pay during the workweek.

Vacation/Sick/Summer Flex Pay

PLU paid vacation leave (including vacation payout), sick leave, and summer flex taken will be paid at an average of the employee’s regular rate and differential pay.

Holiday Pay

Holidays (including Flex Holidays) will be paid at the employee’s regular hourly rate of pay. Pay differential will not be added to holiday pay. If hours are worked during a university holiday, pay differential may apply only to hours worked.

University Closure Pay

University Closure (e.g. inclement weather) will be paid at the employee’s regular hourly rate of pay. Pay differential will not be added to university closure pay. If hours are worked during a university closure, pay differential may apply only to hours worked.