Student Employment Compensation
1. Wages (Note: This section should change pending implementation of Student Pay Plan)
1. Regular Time
All student employees will be paid at least the federal minimum wage or state
minimum wage, whichever is greater. A department may recommend an increase in
pay rate based upon merit and/or length of service.
Students should not work more than 20 hours per week when classes are in
session. In the rare event that a student employee works more than 40 hours per
week, the student must be paid the overtime rate for any hours worked in excess of
40. FWS and PACE cannot to used to pay overtime wages; overtime must be
charged to the employing department.
In general, student employees are not required to work on recognized holidays.
(Recognized holidays are indicated on the official University calendar.) However, some
University departments may be required to maintain services on holidays, and students
may be scheduled to work. If a student works on a holiday, he/she will be paid at the
regular rate of pay.
3. Sick Leave
Sick leave benefits are not extended to student employees. However, it is not intended
that students lose their jobs because of reasonable absences associated with illnesses. If
a student is ill, the student should notify his/her supervisor as early as possible on or
before the day of each absence. The department may require a statement from a doctor
or medical provider for prolonged or frequent absence. The failure of a student to notify
the department may be cause for corrective action.
4. Vacation Time
Vacation benefits are not extended to student employees. The student may make
arrangements for time off without pay according to departmental procedures.
5. Work Breaks
If a student works more than four consecutive hours in the same department, he/she is
entitled to a 15-minute paid work break during the course of the four hours. If a student
works more than five consecutive hours, the student is entitled to a work break and at
least a 30-minute non-paid meal break prior to the end of the five hours.
6. Injury on the Job
The provisions of the Workers Compensation Law of Ohio protect all employees of the
University. If a student is injured on the job in the performance of job duties, the
supervisor should assist the student in obtaining medical treatment if needed. As soon as
possible, an Occupational Injury or Illness Investigation Report should be completed. If
Worker's Compensation is sought, the student should initiate a Worker's Compensation
Claim Form. Both forms are available from Environmental Health and Safety, Human
Resources and Training Center. Please Note: A student is covered by Worker's
Compensation as long as the student is performing bona fide job duties; however, the
student is not covered by Worker's Compensation if conducting personal business for
himself/herself, the supervisor or any other party.