FLSA

FLSA rules apply to employees based on the factors specified in the federal regulations, regardless of an employee’s union representation.

A cross-divisional team of representatives from Business and Finance, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Government Relations and General Counsel has developed an implementation plan. The impacted employees will be notified by mid-November. 

There are efforts at the federal level to stop or delay the implementation, including a bill passed Sept. 28 by the U.S. House of Representatives that would delay the Dec. 1 effective date for six months. However, the bill still needs to be passed by the Senate, and if that occurs, it could also be subject to a presidential veto.  In order to be...

Employees whose employers are governed by the FLSA are either "exempt" or "non-exempt” from overtime. Non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime pay and other FLSA requirements, while exempt employees are not.    In general, whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt depends on (a) how much they are paid, (b) how they are paid, and (c)...

Teachers are exempt from the new FLSA regulations if their primary duty is teaching, instructing, lecturing or tutoring. This includes graduate students whose primary duty is teaching or serving as a teaching assistant. Certain academic administrative personnel, such as counselors, department heads, and academic advisors are exempt if they are paid...

Under the new federal rules, if an employee’s annual salary is below the new minimum salary threshold of $47,476 annually, the employee will be considered non-exempt and therefore entitled to overtime.    At Kent State, this will affect a relatively small percent of employees throughout the multi-campus system, who will become salaried...

The new regulations are effective Dec. 1, 2016.

Human Resources

Nationally, the new regulations extend overtime protection to 4.2 million workers who are not currently eligible for overtime under federal law. Specifically, the changes will: Increase the salary threshold below which employees are eligible for overtime from $23,660 a year to $47,476 a year. Automatically increase the salary threshold every...

In 2014 President Obama tasked the DOL to update and modernize the FLSA regulations related to minimum wage and overtime pay. The DOL issued its final regulations on May 18, 2016.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law administered by the Department of Labor (DOL). Among other things, the FLSA establishes minimum wage and overtime pay affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments.