It is the intent of Imua Physical Therapy 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 Imua Physical Therapy.
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 Imua Physical Therapy managementin accordance with mandatory laws. Imua Physical Therapy may, however, in its discretion, pay EXEMPT employees amounts in addition to the regularly salary amount without impact on EXEMPT status. A primary example of this is that Imua Physical Therapy has chosen to pay Physical Therapists, who may be classified as EXEMPT, for patient care hours actually worked in excess of 40 per week. Hours worked over 40 for job functions other than patient care (documentation and other non-patient care time) are not paid at an overtime rate.
In addition to the above categories, each employee will belong to one other employment category related to the number of hours they work and their tenure at Imua Physical Therapy. All categories are at will. No classification guarantees employment for any specific period of time. The classifications are as follows:
REGULAR FULL-TIME employees are those who are not in a temporary or introductory status and who are regularly scheduled to work Imua Physical Therapy’s full-time schedule of 32 hours a week or more. Generally, they are eligible for Imua Physical Therapy’s benefit package, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.
REGULAR PART-TIME employees are those who are not assigned to a temporary or introductory status and who are regularly scheduled to work less than the full-time work schedule, but less than 32 hours per and more than 20 hours a week. Regular part-time employees are eligible for some benefits sponsored by Imua Physical Therapy, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.
PART-TIME employees are those who are not assigned to a temporary or introductory status and who are regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week. While they do receive all legally mandated benefits (such as Social Security, Workers’ Compensation and Temporary Disability insurance), they are ineligible for all of Imua Physical Therapy’s other benefit programs.
INTRODUCTORY employees are in their first 90 days of their employment and whose performance is being evaluated to determine whether further employment in a specific position or with Imua Physical Therapy is appropriate. Employees who satisfactorily complete the introductory period will be notified of their new employment classification 90 days after beginning their employment.
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 Social Security Workers’ Compensation and Temporary Disability insurance), they are ineligible for all of Imua Physical Therapy’s other benefit programs.
Policy No. 201 Issued 10/21/2012 Applicable 1/20/2013