Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime Exemption Regulation
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that governs whether employees
are eligible to receive overtime pay. Revisions to the FLSA have been anticipated
for some time, and the Department of Labor released its final rule on May 18, 2016,
revising the overtime exemption regulations. As a result, some staff positions that
are currently classified as exempt from overtime will need to be reclassified as nonexempt
under the new regulations. Employers must be in compliance with these changes by
December 1 of this year.
One of the most significant changes required by the new regulations is the increase in the salary threshold that must be met for a position to be classified as exempt from overtime, The current threshold of $23,660 will be increased to $47,476 on December 1, 2016, which will mean employees whose annual salary is less than $47,476 may become eligible for overtime. Job duties also have to be considered, in addition to the salary limit.
Human Resources has a project team that is charged with managing this implementation, including campus-wide information sessions.
FLSA Overtime Impact to Murray State University
Manager Training Sessions
Manager Training FLSA Information Session Presentation
Information and Training Sessions