As previously covered in UF at Work, changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will take effect on Dec. 1 will result in a significant number of positions becoming eligible for overtime pay when time worked exceeds 40 hours in a week.
Specifically, the new rule raises the minimum salary threshold for employees to be classified as exempt from overtime from $23,660 to $47,476. In other words, most employees who earn less than $47,476 annually will become eligible for overtime compensation when the new rule takes effect.
In order to comply with the FLSA change, employees who are currently in exempt-level positions, but who earn less than $47,476, will remain in their current job titles but transition into an overtime-eligible category titled “salaried non-exempt.” Additional information about the university’s response to the FLSA changes can be found online.
For those who would like more detailed information — including to staff who will be directly impacted by this change as well as managers of employees affected by the change — Human Resource Services will host an information session on Friday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 120 of the HR Building. Registration is available via myTraining.