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K-State Today

November 7, 2019

Human Capital Services shares FLSA final rule updates

Submitted by Diana McElwain

The U.S. Department of Labor released its final overtime rule on Sept. 24. The rule is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. 

The final rule updates the salary threshold necessary for an employee to be classified as exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. To be exempt from overtime pay, a position must meet a salary threshold in addition to other requirements. The newly issued rule does not include changes to the other requirements. Read more information about the new rule on the U.S. Department of Labor's website, which includes a fact sheet and FAQs.

Based on the decision of the university in November of 2016 to adopt the salary threshold proposed at that time, we are already in compliance with the new January 2020 rule. Human Capital Services is evaluating the impact of this new final rule and will be working with cabinet and other campus leaders accordingly.

We do anticipate a change to K-State's salary threshold for exemption. We will communicate with the university, supervisors and employees as we partner with campus leaders to best align the university with the updated federal regulation.

General information about the Fair Labor Standards Act and overtime at K-State is available on our website. We also have online training available that provides a helpful overview, practice scenarios, and compliance guidelines. 

If you have questions about the Fair Labor Standards Act or overtime in general, please contact Human Capital Services.