Premium Pay & Comp Time
1. For Overtime Eligible Employees: Contract Premium Pay provisions have been eliminated for overtime eligible employees. Overtime eligible employees will always be paid overtime rates for work performed in excess of their standard work week as provided for in the Contract. Work on a scheduled day off (as defined below), whether from home or in the office, will normally be treated as overtime for a full-time employee unless the work schedule of the employee for that week has been altered in anticipation of an unusual work schedule.
2. For Overtime Exempt (Salaried) employees:
a) When an overtime exempt employee is assigned by his supervisor to work on a Scheduled Day Off (SDO including a scheduled vacation day or floating holiday) such that the SDO is substantially interrupted, the employee will be granted Premium Pay or Compensatory Time (Comp. Time) as provided below. In addition, if the day is a previously scheduled floater or vacation day, and if the assignment involves more than two hours of work, the employee will not be charged with having used the floater or vacation day and will be permitted to use that day off on a future day.
b) Assignments at the Office: If an overtime exempt, employee is required to come into the office to work (or is assigned to report to a location away from home) on an SDO, he or she shall receive Premium Pay at the rate of time-and-one-half for all hours worked (in quarter-hour increments), including travel time to and from the office, up to a maximum of 5 hours of Premium Pay, provided that after 5 hours, any additional hours shall be compensated with Comp. Time at the rate of 1.5 hours of Comp. Time for each additional hour worked, in half-hour increments, to a maximum of 7 hours of Comp. Time. This provision shall not apply to newsgathering employees who are assigned at least one week in advance to cover an event outside their home. Such planned assignments will generate Comp. Time only, calculated from the first hour, including travel time to and from the assignment, accruing at the rate of 1.5 hours of Comp. Time for each hour of work to a maximum of 12 hours of Comp. Time in a single day.
c) Work From Home: Overtime exempt employees who are assigned to work from home on an SDO for periods in excess of two hours shall be compensated with Comp. Time (at the rate of 1.5 hours of Comp. Time for each hour worked) in half-hour increments, up to a total of 7 hours of total Comp. Time (one full day off with pay) in a single day.
NOTE: For newsgathering employees, the first two hours of work performed will be excluded from the calculation of Comp. Time. For non-newsgathering employees, when work time exceeds two hours, all time worked, including the first two hours, will be included in the calculation of Comp. Time.
3. Comp. Time. Procedures:
a) Procedures for submitting claims for Comp. Time: Employees must advise their immediate supervisor of the number of hours claimed to have been worked that qualify for Comp. Time immediately after the time is worked, but in no case more than five (5) days after the time is worked. The supervisor will record the number of Comp. Time hours and give the employee written acknowledgment of the number of Comp. Time hours credited.
b) All Comp. Time shall be scheduled with the approval of management in the same manner as personal holidays (floaters). Employees are responsible for scheduling days off in order to use up all available Comp. Time within ninety (90) days of when it is earned. Employees must exercise reasonable diligence in attempting to schedule all available Comp. Time. If the manager of the employee denies all requests and the employee is prevented from scheduling the Comp. Time within ninety (90) days, the Company shall pay out the Comp. Time in cash.