The Fair Labor Standards Act will impact many of our Graduate Students. See below for how it will impact your students and trainees.

Graduate Assistant (GA)

Primary function: Are not performing supervised research or teaching, and are therefore considered to be student employees

Exempt from FLSA overtime rule: No

Stipend payments: Paid bi-weekly for hours worked; must report hours worked in KRONOS

Tuition payments: Eligible for tuition scholarships

Health insurance: Paid via tuition scholarship

Graduate Research Assistants (GRA)

Primary function: Conduct original, professional-level research in their field of study primarily for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements for an advanced degree

Exempt from FLSA overtime rule: Yes; are in an educational relationship with UAB

Stipend payments: Monthly

Tuition payments: Eligible for tuition remission

Health insurance: Paid via tuition remission

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA)

Primary function: Directly involved in classroom or laboratory instruction primarily for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of an advanced degree

Exempt from FLSA overtime rule: Yes; are in an educational relationship with UAB

Stipend payments: Monthly

Tuition payments: Eligible for tuition scholarships

Health insurance: Paid via tuition scholarship

Graduate Student Trainee

Primary function: Perform original, professional-level research fully supported by a fellowship, training grant, or institutional sources and are not considered to be UAB employees. No past, present, or future services are required as a condition of receiving this appointment.

Exempt from FLSA overtime rule: Have never been considered employees; no changes

Stipend payments: Monthly

Tuition payments: Eligible for tuition scholarships

Health insurance: Paid via tuition scholarship