Employee categories

Our employees fall into one of three categories, depending on the nature of their work.

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Temporary


Full-time exempt employees are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). Typically, they work at least 40 hours per week. Their salaries are calculated on a semimonthly basis. Generally, they’re eligible for Gorilla 76’s benefit package.

Full-time non-exempt employees are those who are not in a temporary status and who are regularly scheduled to work Gorilla 76’s full-time schedule. Non-Exempt employees are subject to all provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and receive overtime pay for hours worked beyond 40 hours in any workweek at one-and-a-half times their regular hourly rate. Their wages are calculated on an hourly basis.


Part-time non-exempt employees work a regular schedule of 30 hours or less per week. They receive all legally mandated benefits and may be eligible for some of Gorilla 76’s other benefit programs dependent upon the number of hours worked. Their wages are calculated on an hourly basis.


A temporary employee is hired for a specified project or timeframe and either works a full-time or part-time schedule. A temporary employee is paid according to the terms of hire for that individual. Temporary employees do not receive any additional compensation or benefits provided by Gorilla 76. Temporary employees receive all legally mandated benefits. They’re ineligible for Gorilla 76’s other benefit programs.

Vendors, independent contractors and agency temporaries are not considered Gorilla 76 employees.

Employment category notification

You’ll be informed of your initial employment classification as an exempt or non-exempt employee in your offer letter, but you can ask at any other time. If you change positions during your employment as a result of a promotion or transfer, you’ll be informed of any change in your exemption status.


Our workweek begins Sunday at midnight and ends the following Saturday at 11:59 p.m. Our normal working hours are 7:30-9:30 a.m. (start) to 4:00-6:00 p.m. (finish), all times Central. You’ll typically be scheduled for approximately eight hours of work per day. While we try to keep overtime to a minimum, occasionally client demands require extra hours — so we ask you put them in when the team needs you to. For non-exempt employees, any hours worked beyond 40 a workweek requires advanced approval by Joe or Jon.

We’re fairly casual when it comes to your schedule. We trust you’ll get your work done. We simply ask that you always meet your work obligations.

Payment of wages

All employees are paid semimonthly, on the 15th and 30th (28th in the month of February). All pay is by direct deposit.

In the event that a regularly scheduled payday falls on a day off (weekend or holiday), employees will receive pay on the last day of work before the regularly scheduled payday.

Payroll deductions

The law requires that Gorilla 76 make certain deductions from every employee’s compensation. Among these are applicable federal, state and local income taxes. Gorilla 76 also must deduct Social Security taxes on each employee’s earnings up to a specified limit that is called the Social Security “wage base.” Gorilla 76 matches the amount of Social Security taxes paid by each employee.

If you have questions concerning why deductions were made from your paycheck or how they were calculated, talk to us. And please, contact us if your deposit does not appear correct. We don’t want you to ever feel shortchanged.

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