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Policies - Overtime

During the academic year students cannot work more than 30 hours per week in any combination of jobs and therefore are not eligible to earn overtime.

During the summer and breaks longer than 5 consecutive days, the Office of Student Employment recommends students only work 40 hours per week, however departments may ask students to work more. Students working more than 40 hours per week must be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 in one week.

* Under no circumstances will overtime be paid
out of Federal Work-Study funds.*

If a student works more than one job:

The department where the student hits their 40th hour of work in one week will be responsible for paying the overtime. Ex: Student works for Departments A and B. Student works 38 hours for Department A and then works 4 hours for Department B. Department B would be responsible for paying time-and-a-half for those 2 hours.

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Student Employment
5781 Wingate Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1349 | Fax: (207) 581-3261E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469