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As state employees community college, the number of student

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As state employees for a community college, the number of student contact hours / credit hours for 16 week semesters (fall and spring semesters) for a full load is considered 18 hours. While a 12 week summer for full time employees, which compresses the 16 week load into a 12 week load (25% more), remains with an 18 hour requirement prior to accumulating overload.
1) How can this 25% increase in workload be considered the same requirement with the same pay for a required additional load?
2) Couldn't this be considered mandatory overtime without compensation?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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As state employees for a community college, the number of student contact hours / credit hours for 16 week semesters (fall and spring semesters) for a full load is considered 18 hours. While a 12 week summer for full time employees, which compresses the 16 week load into a 12 week load (25% more), remains with an 18 hour requirement prior to accumulating overload.
1) How can this 25% increase in workload be considered the same requirement with the same pay for a required additional load?

Response 1: It cannot. I do not see how.
2) Couldn't this be considered mandatory overtime without compensation?
Response 2:Yes, it can.