As previously communicated, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on May 18, 2016 that the minimum salary threshold for FLSA Exemption will be raised to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually. The new rules will be effective December 1, 2016.
The Human Resources Office is working through final decisions and analysis of the affected employee population. Below is a general timeline of next steps and implementation for the final rule.
By October 1, 2016 Final decisions made by leadership for affected employee population
By October 15, 2016 Notification to affected employees
October 17 – 19, 2016 Open Forums for affected employees to discuss changes in HRS time reporting, payroll dates, etc.
October – Mid November Training sessions for supervisor population on change management and impacts to supervisor roles.
December 1, 2016 Implementation date for change to non-exempt (hourly) Academic Staff.
December 8, 9 & 12, 2016 Open lab sessions for non-exempt Academic Staff employees and supervisors on time entry and approval.