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Student Guide to Employment - Overtime

Student Employment regulations state that students, during the academic year, cannot work more than 30 hours in one week, in any combination of jobs, therefore students are not eligible to earn overtime during the academic year.

During the Summer Term and breaks which are longer than 5 consecutive days, students are able to work up to 40 hours in a week. While the Office of Student Employment does not recommend a student work more than 40 hours in one week, sometimes a department may ask a student to work over this amount. If a department approves a student to work over 40 hours in one week, they are required to pay the student overtime. Overtime is calculated as time and half.

Under no circumstances can overtime be paid with Work-Study funds.

If a student works for more than one department and goes over the 40 hours, the department for which the student was working for when he/she went over the 40 hour mark is the department responsible for paying the overtime.

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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