§2213.1. Compensatory time
A. For each hour of overtime worked, an employee covered by this Part may receive, in accordance with this Section and in lieu of overtime compensation, compensatory time off at a rate not less than one and one-half hours for each hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required.
B.(1) A municipality may provide compensatory time under Subsection A only in accordance with:
(a) Applicable provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, memorandum of understanding, or any other agreement between the municipality and representatives of such employees; or
(b) In the case of employees not covered by Subparagraph (1), an agreement or understanding arrived at between the employer and employee before the performance of the work.
(2) A municipality may provide compensatory time under Subsection A only if the employee has not accrued compensatory time in excess of the limit applicable to the employee prescribed in Subsection C.
C.(1) The work of an employee for which compensatory time may be provided, may not exceed four hundred eighty hours of compensatory time for hours worked. Any such employee who has accrued four hundred eighty hours of compensatory time off shall, for additional overtime hours worked, be paid overtime compensation.
(2) If compensation is paid to an employee for accrued compensatory time off, such compensation shall be paid at the regular rate earned by the employee at the time the employee receives such payment.
D. An employee who has accrued compensatory time off authorized to be provided under this Section, shall upon termination of employment, be paid for the unused compensatory time at a rate of compensation not less than:
(1) The average regular rate received by such employee during the last three years of the employee's employment; or
(2) The final regular rate received by such employee, whichever is higher.
E. A municipal police employee who has accrued compensatory time off authorized to be provided under Subsection A, and who has requested the use of such compensatory time, shall be permitted by the employee's employer to use such time within a reasonable period after making the request if the use of the compensatory time does not unduly disrupt the operations of the department.
F. The provisions of this section shall not apply, however, to any municipality or employee exempt from coverage under the provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended.
Acts 1986, No. 138, §1, eff. June 26, 1986.