All Things FLSA Overtime
Updated July 6, 2016
On May 18, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule on overtime eligibility, raising the minimum salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476. Employers must be in compliance by December 1 of this year, which leaves very little time for what’s sure to be a lot of work.
If you’re wondering where or how to even start, we can help! We’ve compiled several resources and are working on several different types of programming to help you with your FLSA challenges in the weeks and months ahead.
Paying Coaches and Athletic Trainers Under the FLSA
This one’s a biggie in higher ed, and we’ve got some clarification (via a white paper authored by Alex Passantino, labor and employment attorney and former acting administrator of DOL’s Wage and Hour Division) on how/when/if athletics staff can be considered exempt under the FLSA.
Impact of DOL Exempt Salary Increase on Higher Ed Employers
This white paper, also authored by Passantino, provides guidance on the exempt/non-exempt status of several higher ed-specific positions (think academic and non-academic administrators, residence hall directors, postdocs, etc.) and provides guidance on best practices for ensuring compliance with the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements for employees who do not qualify for the exemption. The paper also covers issues concerning part-time employment; partial-year employment; salary paid by multiple sources; room and board; and student workers.
Overview of the New Rule and What’s Next for Higher Ed
- For an overview of the new rule, see the May 18 Washington Insider Alert.
- Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (of which CUPA-HR is a member) put together a great fact sheet on the new rule – 7 Things to Know About the New Overtime Regulations.
- To learn what’s next for higher ed, view a free webinar that covers key elements of the new overtime regulations, the compliance timeline, implementation steps that colleges and universities must take and key challenges higher ed institutions will need to address.
- To learn how institutions are preparing for the December 1 compliance date, sign up for a virtual workshop on June 21 or August 17.
- We’ve recently added two FLSA preconference workshops to the Annual Conference and Expo 2016 line-up.
All Things FLSA
- For all the latest on the final overtime rule (news, updates, alerts, etc.), bookmark CUPA-HR’s FLSA web page.
- We’ve recently added new e-learning on the FLSA. Check out the Essentials videos “FLSA: Then and Now” and “FLSA: Impact on Your Institution.”
- For readings, how-tos, sample policies, presentations and more, check out the FLSA toolkit in the Knowledge Center.
- To ask questions of your peers about how they’re working toward compliance or share what your own institution is doing, join in the conversation on CUPA-HR Connect (FLSA has been a hot topic as of late!).
We hope these resources will help make your work as it relates to the new overtime rule a little easier, and we look forward to continuing to engage with you in the months ahead as the compliance date draws near.