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Compliance

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The University has a number of processes in place to ensure compliance with State and Federal laws. The resources below will assist you in understanding the legislation, its impact on you, its impact on your employees if you are a supervisor/manager, and how you can fulfill your role in ensuring compliance.


Maintaining the highest ethical standards in the workplace depends on each individual. The University of Rochester supports the confidential reporting of improper, unethical or noncompliant behavior through the Integrity Hotline 756-8888



Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal statute that introduced minimum wages and overtime pay, and created criteria for determining whether an employee is “exempt” from overtime pay requirements or is “non-exempt” and therefore entitled to overtime pay. States may set their own minimums for pay and overtime eligibility, and employers are required to comply with the higher of the State or Federal minimum.


Manager Overview of the FLSA and NYS Labor Law

Minimum Wage

New York State Minimum Wage Increase Schedule

Minimum Salary Threshold for Exemption

New York State Salary Threshold Quick Reference Guide
New York State Salary Threshold Employee FAQs
New York State Salary Threshold Increase Schedule


Timekeeping Resources

To ensure employees are accurately paid for time worked and the University is compliant with state and federal laws, it’s important that employees, supervisors and managers are following all time reporting processes. Below are resources to assist you.


For employees

Quick Reference Guide for Reporting Time in HRMS
Quick Reference Guide for Reporting Time - Exempt Classifications Paid Hourly
Conversion from Monthly/Semi-Monthly to Bi-Weekly
Employee Time Reporting Training Slides
Timekeeping Rules Summary for Hourly-Paid Employees

For supervisors and managers

Timekeeping Tips for Managers
Missed or Interrupted Meal Period & Other Non-work Time Reporting Procedures
University Exception Log


Other Resources

Federal and State Postings Regarding Employee Rights