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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  4151, 4251  Personnel

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The citizens of this community are interested in attracting and maintaining a qualified, competent staff to educate their children. The citizens and the Governing Board recognize the importance of an attractive salary schedule and sound salary policies in securing and holding competent staff members.

The Board welcomes the advice and suggestions of members of the staff who are not a part of a bargaining unit in the formulation and execution of salary provisions governing such employees. In such cases, the Board acting for the people and under the statutes of the state shall work cooperatively with the staff in matters involving formulation, amendment, repeal, or modification of salary provisions. The Board will make the final decision on salary provisions.

For those members of the staff who are a part of a bargaining unit, only the exclusive representative can bargain over salaries.

Salary guides for employees covered by an employee agreement may be found in the current agreement. Salary guides for other personnel may be inspected at the district office.

Each certificated employee, except an employee in an administrative or supervisory position, shall be classified on the salary schedule on the basis of uniform allowance for education level and years of experience, unless the Board and employee organization negotiate and mutually agree to a salary schedule based on different criteria. Certificated employees shall not be placed in different classifications on the schedule, nor paid different salaries, solely on the basis of the grade levels at which they teach. (Education Code 45028)

(cf. 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment)

Salary schedules for staff who are not a part of a bargaining unit shall be determined by the Board at the recommendation of the Superintendent or designee.

(cf. 4140/4240/4340 - Bargaining Units)

(cf. 4312.1 - Contracts)

The Board shall determine the frequency and schedule of salary payments, including whether payments for employees who work less than 12 months per year will be made over the course of the school year or in equal installments over the calendar year. (Education Code 45038, 45039, 45048, 45165)

The Superintendent or designee shall post a notice explaining the Fair Labor Standards Act's wage and hour provisions in a conspicuous place at each work site. (29 CFR 516.4)

Overtime Compensation

District employees shall be paid an overtime rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for any hours worked in excess of eight hours in one day or 40 hours in one work week, or twice their regular rate of pay for any hours worked in excess of 12 hours in one day or eight hours on the seventh consecutive day of work. However, employees shall be exempt from overtime rules if they are employed as teachers or school administrators or if they qualify as being employed in an executive, administrative, or professional capacity and are paid a monthly salary that is at least twice the state minimum wage for full-time employment. (Labor Code 510; 515; 29 USC 213; 29 CFR 541.0-541.710, 553.27, 553.32)

When authorized in a collective bargaining agreement or other agreement between the district and employees, an employee may take compensatory time off in lieu of overtime compensation, provided the employee has not accrued compensatory time in excess of the limits specified in 29 USC 207. An employee who has requested the use of compensatory time shall be allowed to use such time within a reasonable period after making the request if the use of the compensatory time does not unduly disrupt district operations. (29 USC 207; 29 CFR 553.20-553.25)

For each nonexempt employee, the Superintendent or designee shall maintain records on the employee's wages, hours, and other information specified in 29 CFR 516.5-516.6.

(cf. 3580 - District Records)

(cf. 4112.6/4212.6/4312.6 - Personnel Files)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

45022-45061.5 Salaries, especially:

45023 Availability of salary schedule

45028 Salary schedule for certificated employees

45032 Power of Governing Board to fix salaries

45160-45169 Salaries for classified employees

GOVERNMENT CODE

3540-3549 Meeting and negotiating, especially:

3543.2 Scope of representation

3543.7 Duty to meet and negotiate in good faith

LABOR CODE

226 Employee access to payroll records

232 Disclosure of wages

510 Overtime compensation; length of work day and week; alternative schedules

515 Overtime exemption for administrative, executive, and professional employees

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8

11040 Wages and hours; definitions of administrative, executive, and professional employees

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 26

409A Deferred compensation plans

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

201-219 Fair Labor Standards Act, especially:

203 Definitions

207 Overtime

213 Exemptions from minimum wage and overtime requirements

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 26

1.409A-1 Definitions and covered plans

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 29

516.4 Notice of minimum wage and overtime provisions

516.5-516.6 Records

541.0-541.710 Exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees

553.1-553.51 Fair Labor Standards Act; applicability to public agencies

COURT DECISIONS

Flores v. City of San Gabriel, 9th Cir., June 2, 2016, No. 14-56421

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Internal Revenue Service: http://www.irs.gov

School Services of California, Inc.: http://www.sscal.com

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division: https://www.dol.gov/whd

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 15, 1994 Escondido, California

revised: April 18, 2017

revised: April 14, 2020