What does this mean for Kent State University employees?
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 non-exempt. These employees will continue to receive a consistent amount of pay each pay period. In addition, they will be eligible for overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 during a work week (i.e., Sunday through Saturday). Sick, vacation and personal time count as hours worked. The new rules do include some exemptions for higher education.