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.  

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FLSA Overtime Impact to Murray State University 

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Manager Training Sessions

As a part of the on-going campus communication and training about the FLSA changes, Human Resources and Payroll provided additional training sessions for heads of departments, as well as for supervisors who may be involved in managing overtime in each area. 

Manager Training FLSA Information Session Presentation

Information and Training Sessions