Employee Status Definitions

Full-time Employees are those who are employed at least 40 hours per week. Generally, full-time employees are eligible to participate in Goodwin College’s benefit programs, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations of each benefit program.

Part-time Employees are those who work fewer than 40 scheduled hours per week and are generally ineligible to participate in Goodwin College’s benefit programs.

Introductory Employees are full-- or part-time employees in their first 60 days of employment who are ineligible for participation in benefit programs.

Exempt Employees may be part-time or full-time, and are excluded from the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). Exempt employees are not required to be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. An employee’s "exempt" status is determined by the nature of the work and the requirements needed to perform the job as defined by FLSA.

Non-exempt Employees may be part-time or full-time, and are not exempt from overtime and record keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This means non-exempt employees must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours in a given work week. The "non-exempt" status is determined by the nature of the work and the requirements needed to perform the job as defined by FLSA.

Student Workers are Goodwin College students who work 15 hours or less per week. In order to maintain the status of a student worker, the employee must be actively enrolled as a student during the semester(s) in which he/she intends to work.

Temporary Employees are those who work temporary assignments and are ineligible for any benefits. Temporary employees cannot work for Goodwin for more than 999 hours in a calendar year, and are paid through the College's accounting office.