Employment Categories

It is the intent of DWE to clarify the definitions of employment classifications so that employees understand their employment status and benefit eligibility. These classifications do not guarantee employment for any specified period of time. Accordingly, the right to terminate the employment relationship at will at any time is retained by both the employee and DWE.

Each employee is designated as either nonexempt or exempt from federal and state wage and hour laws. nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay under the specific provisions of federal and state laws. exempt employees are excluded from specific provisions of federal and state wage and hour laws. An employee's exempt or nonexempt classification may be changed only upon written notification by DWE management.

In addition to the above categories, each employee will belong to one other employment category:

Regular full-time employees are those who are not in a temporary or introductory status and who are regularly scheduled to work DWE's full-time schedule. Generally, they are eligible for DWE's benefit package, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program. 

Temporary employees are those who are hired as interim replacements, to temporarily supplement the work force, or to assist in the completion of a specific project. Employment assignments in this category are of a limited duration. Employment beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in employment status. Temporary employees retain that status unless and until notified of a change. While temporary employees receive all legally mandated benefits (such as workers' compensation insurance and Social Security), they are ineligible for all of DWE's other benefit programs.

Effective Date: 4/23/2012
Revision Date: 4/23/2012