University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Article 8 Hours of Work, Shift Work, Overtime and Holidays

8.1 Hours of Work

Any eight consecutive hours of work between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., with an additional one half (1/2) hour of unpaid lunch, shall constitute a work day.  The work week shall be Monday through Friday.  By mutual agreement the hours of work can be adjusted.

8.2 Shift Work

Shift work may be performed at the option of the Employer.  When a shift starts between 9:30 A.M. and 5:59 P.M. there shall be a premium of $3.00 per hour on base wages.  If a shift is started between 6:00 P.M. and 5:59 A.M. the shift premium shall be $3.50 per hour.  In order to establish a shift there must be a minimum of five (5) consecutive work days.

8.3 Overtime

All work performed after eight consecutive hours Monday through Friday outside the work day, shall be paid for at one and one-half (1-1/2) times.  All work performed on Saturday shall be paid at double time except for scheduled maintenance work which will be paid at one and one half (1-1/2) times.  All work performed on Sundays and Holidays shall be paid for at double time.

8.4 Holidays

For the purpose of establishing overtime rates, the following are holidays or days recognized as such; New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, plus three additional days designated by the University.  No other holidays are recognized and no holiday pay will be paid unless the employee works under the direction of the Employer.

8.4 Premiums

Eliminate all premiums except for shift work, Foreman pay and designated job classifications.