On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to revise the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the law that governs eligibility for overtime pay. The final rule updates the earnings threshold necessary to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees from FLSA minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. The new threshold will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

The FLSA currently states that employees with a minimum salary of at least $455 per week ($23,660 per year) and whose duties meet one or more of the “duties tests” are considered exempt from eligibility for overtime pay. The Department of Labor is increasing the minimum weekly salary threshold to $684 per week ($35,568‬ per year). This same threshold applies to part-time employees; it is not pro-rated for employees who are less than full-time.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact your campus/institute HR Contact.


More information: dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20190924 →