All county offices are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. This act outlines payment policies of employees. Office assistants and program assistants must be paid in compliance with the law. The responsibility for compliance rests with each county council.
The content of the work, not the method of payment (hourly/monthly) determines eligibility for overtime. This includes salaried office assistants and program assistants. Yearly salaries should be divided by 2,080 to determine the hourly rate.