FLSA Overtime Rule Changes
What the Rule Change Means
- The salary threshold to be considered an Exempt (salaried) employee, and therefore exempt from overtime regulations under FLSA, is increasing from $23,660 annually to $47,476 annually.
- Businesses must be compliant with this new salary threshold on or before Dec. 1, 2016.
- More from the DOL: https://www.dol.gov/featured/overtime/
- Regardless of the salary amount, a work type and responsibilities test will be applied to determine exemption status.
- Certain stipulations apply to positions in institutions of higher education that will be reviewed.
- Aug. 15, 2016 – Department heads will receive notice letters for their employees that will be changing from salaried to hourly. Department heads should meet with their employees to discuss the change.
- September and October - The Office of Human Resources will be hosting live weekly training sessions for employees and managers to discuss the transition. (See dates below.)
- Nov. 1, 2016 – Notified employees will change from salaried to hourly.
- Dec. 1, 2016 – FLSA compliance deadline is met.
Training Sessions Available
Please register for one of the sessions listed below:
- Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., UC 203-204/Nasworthy Suite
- Tuesday, Sept. 13, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., UC 203-204/Nasworthy Suite
- Wednesday, Sept. 21, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., UC 211 (revised location)
- Thursday, Oct. 6, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., UC 203-204/Nasworthy Suite
- Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., UC 203-204/Nasworthy Suite
- Thursday, Oct. 20, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., UC 203-204/Nasworthy Suite
- Friday, Oct. 28, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., UC 203-204/Nasworthy Suite