On September 24, 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 $35,568. DOL did not make any changes to the duties test. The Labor Department has reaffirmed its intent to update the salary threshold more regularly but did not include any mechanism to automatically update the threshold. Employers will need to be in compliance with the new rule by January 1, 2020.
CUPA-HR is hosting a free webinar on October 3, presented by Alex Passantino, partner of Seyfarth Shaw and former acting administrator of DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, on the new rule and how colleges and universities will be impacted. Visit CUPA-HR’s FLSA Overtime Resources page for additional information.