As you may or may not be aware, earlier this week the U.S. Department of Labor issued changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) expanding the number of people who are eligible for overtime.
The revised regulations raise the salary threshold for non-exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476 annually. Employees earning a salary below the threshold are considered non-exempt and will be eligible to receive overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a week. Exceptions in the statute include teachers, attorneys, physicians and others.
The federal government has given employers until December 1, 2016, to comply with the law. The revisions made to the FLSA regulations require changes to a number of Ohio State compensation systems and practices. Project teams representing stakeholders across the university have been planning for this anticipated transition.
The university has assured us of their commitment to support affected employees, their supervisors and local units as we work to implement the necessary changes. College Leadership and our team will work in conjunction with OHR to provide assistance to employees, supervisors and leaders in learning and implementing updated internal policies and processes.
We will provide additional information once the new regulations are reviewed in more detail and next steps are determined. Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.
OHR will have updates on their website as available: https://hr.osu.edu/services/compensation/flsa/
Elayne M. Siegfried, Esq.
Human Resources Director
College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Research Services, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691-4096
330-263-3932 Office / 330-263-3695 Fax