FLSA Information & Update
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have been published in the Federal Register and will take effect on December 1, 2016. The main rule change is the increase to the baseline salary requirement for exempt employees to $47,476 per year.
We understand there are many questions regarding FLSA; please review the following Department of Labor FAQs for additional information.
- White House Fact Sheet: Overview and Summary of the Rule
- Overtime video
- Wage and Hour Division Overtime Fact Sheet
- Questions and Answers
- Comparison Table: Current Regulations, Proposed Rule, and Final Rule
- Overtime Webinars from the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
- Small Business Guide
- Non-profits and the FLSA
- Higher Education and the FLSA
- State and Local Governments and FLSA
- Private Employer Technical Guidance Document
- Non-Profit Technical Guidance Document
- Higher Education Technical Guidance Document
- Non-Enforcement Policy Questions and Answers
5/19/2016 Update to Campus
Dear Faculty and Staff,
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the final rule increasing the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions to the federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act from $23,660 to $47,476.
The rule changes have been published in the Federal Register and will take effect on December 1, 2016. Department of Labor FAQ’s on this rule change can be found via the links above.
What Happens Next?
Butler leadership and the HR Team are in the process of reviewing all of the guidelines from the Department of Labor and will develop appropriate communications tools for affected supervisors and employees.
Questions and Comments
Thank you for your patience and collaboration as we work to comply with the new FLSA rules. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of the HR team will contact you.
James W. Gallaher Jr., PhD
Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, and Wellness
1/21/2016 Update to Campus
8/13/2015 Update to Campus
The Department of Labor has proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which—if enacted—would impact many University staff members. Our Human Resources team is monitoring these proposed changes and preparing for their potential implementation at Butler.
The Department of Labor’s proposed rule changes would increase the baseline salary requirement for exempt employees to $50,440 per year. Any increase to the baseline salary requirement means additional Butler staff would be classified as non-exempt and be paid based on their reported hours worked.
The public can view and comment on the Department of Labor’s proposed changes now through September 4, 2015.
Any finalized rules likely will go into effect in calendar year 2016. The Department of Labor will not provide a long grace period for businesses and organizations—in 2004 employers were required to comply with the new rules within 120 days.
Human Resources will continue to monitor the proposed changes while working with multiple individuals across campus to develop a comprehensive communication plan to keep faculty and staff informed—especially staff members who will be affected and their supervisors.