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For the purposes of this chapter, certain words and phrases are defined as follows:
(a) "Hourly employee" means all persons who furnish labor or personal service to the City and are compensated therefore by wages fixed, computed or paid on an hourly basis and paid directly by the City, except employees who furnish labor to the City Hospital and are compensated from the Hospital Fund.
(b) "Week" means the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday and ending at 12:00 midnight the following Sunday.
(c) "Work week" means the period in a week during which hourly employees shall be available for work. It regularly shall be within the period from Monday to the following Friday, both inclusive. It shall be forty hours except that in any week in which there occurs a holiday, as hereinafter defined, it shall be thirty-two hours. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to limit the power of the City as employer to require overtime labor when necessary.
(d) "Work day" means the period in any day during which hourly employees shall be available for work. It regularly shall be eight hours in each consecutive twenty-four hour period from Monday to Friday, both inclusive. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to limit the power of the City as employer to require overtime labor when necessary.
(e) "Full-time, permanent hourly employee" means an hourly employee who has been employed by the City full time at least ninety consecutive days, but shall exclude temporary employees, seasonal employees, police cadets, school guards and public works inspectors.
(f) "Division head" means the person who is in charge of the operation of any division named in the City Charter or division created by ordinance, the work of which is performed in any part by one or more hourly employees.
(g) "Regular time" means the rate of pay for work performed by an hourly employee during a work week and during a work day.
(h) "Overtime" means the rate of pay for work performed by an hourly employee in excess of a work day or a work week, or for work performed by such employee on Saturday, Sunday or any holiday as hereinafter defined. In the event an employee's regular work week is other than Monday through Friday, he shall not be paid overtime unless such employee works in excess of forty hours per week or eight hours per day.
(i) "Annual salaried employee" means and includes all full-time, permanent employees whose compensation is paid on an annual basis. "Work week" as applied to annual salaried employees, means any forty hours in a calendar week, except that in a calendar week during which any holiday hereinafter specified occurs, the term work week means any thirty-two hours. Annual salaried employees may be required to, and shall be available for, work during any work week.
(j) "Family and Medical Leave Act" or "FMLA" shall mean The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. Section 2601 et seq.
(k) "Parent" shall mean an employee who is (a) either a biological adoptive, step- or foster father or mother of a child, or (b) providing day-to-day care and financial support for a child who does not receive care and support from a biological adoptive, step- or foster father or mother.
(l) "Paid parental leave" shall mean a two-week leave of absence for the purpose of a parent bonding with a newborn or with a newly adopted child in which the employee is compensated at 100 percent of his or her regular base rate of pay. Paid parental leave shall be in addition to, and not reduce, an employee's balance of any other accrued paid leave provided to the employee by the City, including paid childbirth leave.
(m) "Paid childbirth leave" shall mean a ten-week leave of absence in which a parent who gives birth shall be compensated at 100 percent of her regular, base rate of pay while recovering from childbirth. Paid childbirth leave shall be in addition to, and not reduce, an employee's balance of any other paid leave provided to the employee by the City, including paid parental leave.
(Ord. 02-2021. Passed 3-1-21.)