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January 16, 2020

Updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act at K-State

Submitted by Human Capital Services

As you may be aware, the U.S. Department of Labor recently amended the salary threshold for exemption from overtime to $35,568 per year. Meeting this salary threshold is one of several requirements for an employee to be exempt from receiving overtime pay.  

The university is adopting the Department of Labor's new salary threshold for exemption from overtime beginning with the first pay period of fiscal year 2021, which begins on June 14, 2020. Until that time, the university will continue applying the previously adopted $47,476 per year salary threshold when deciding whether current employees and any new hires are exempt or non-exempt. 

HCS will partner with leaders to examine positions across the university to determine whether they qualify for exemption based on the new salary threshold and existing duties tests. Position reviews will take place between February and May. Any changes to an employee's FLSA exemption status — and therefore, whether an employee is entitled to overtime pay — will take effect with the change of K-State's salary threshold at the start of the 2021 fiscal year on June 14, 2020. 

General information about the Fair Labor Standards Act and overtime pay at K-State along with resources to support managers and staff through this process are available on the HCS website. Online training also is available that provides a helpful overview, practice scenarios and compliance guidelines.  

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


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