Shift Differential - HR Policy 204

Shift Differential - HR Policy 204

Abstract:
A shift differential is paid to compensate nonexempt employees for working during evening and night hours. This procedure describes how the shift differential is defined for specific entities (hospital or university) here at UAB.
Effective Date:
9/1/2017
Responsible Party:
Contacts:
None Assigned
Administrative Category:
Applies To:
Staff
Material Original Source:

Policy 204 – Shift Differential

Date Issued: 10/80
Date Revised: 08/17

A shift differential is paid to compensate nonexempt employees for working during evening and night hours. Job classifications eligible for shift differential and the amount of the differential is determined by HR Compensation in conjunction with the appropriate administrative official. Shifts are defined as follows for the specified entities:

POLICY 204.A University

Employees eligible for shift differential must work 4 or more hours on the evening shift (B shift) or night shift (C shift).  If an employee works less than 4 hours, the worked time is classified as day shift (A shift). 

The standard evening shift (B shift) starts at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m. The night shift (C shift) starts at 11:00 p.m. and ends at 7 a.m. 

To allow departments flexibility, the shift worked is determined and paid based on majority of hours worked in the shift. "Majority of hours" means a number of whole hours greater than one-half (including meal breaks).  Whichever shift has the majority worked hours, all of the hours are considered that shift and will receive shift differential pay accordingly. If the worked hours are equally split between two shifts, the hours are equally divided into the related shifts and will receive shift differential pay accordingly. 

POLICY 204.B University Hospital

Shift differential is paid to affected hospital employees for all hours worked between 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day. The following guidelines are used in computing shift differential payments:

  • Evening differential is paid for hours worked between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. To be eligible to receive evening differential, an employee must work until 7:00 p.m.

  • Night differential is paid for hours worked between 10:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. To be eligible for night differential, an employee must begin work before 3:00 a.m.