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FLSA Overtime Rule Changes

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Friday, Oct. 28, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., UC 203-204/Nasworthy Suite 

What the Rule Change Means 

  • The salary threshold to be considered an Exempt (salaried) employee, and therefore exempt from overtime regulations under FLSA, is increasing from $23,660 annually to $47,476 annually. 
  • Businesses must be compliant with this new salary threshold on or before Dec. 1, 2016.
  • More from the DOL:
  • Regardless of the salary amount, a work type and responsibilities test will be applied to determine exemption status.
  • Certain stipulations apply to positions in institutions of higher education that will be reviewed.


  • Aug. 15, 2016 – Department heads will receive notice letters for their employees that will be changing from salaried to hourly.  Department heads should meet with their employees to discuss the change.
  • September and October - The Office of Human Resources will be hosting live weekly training sessions for employees and managers to discuss the transition. (See dates below.)
  • Nov. 1, 2016 – Notified employees will change from salaried to hourly. 
  • Dec. 1, 2016 – FLSA compliance deadline is met. 


Frequently asked Questions

To learn more about the project, read our answers to  Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 325-942-2168 or e-mail us at