Important Notice Regarding Upcoming FLSA Changes

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), raising the salary threshold required to qualify for exemption from overtime to $47,476 per year, an increase from $23,660 per year.

This is a significant change which has the potential to impact approximately 100 staff members, transitioning them from exempt status to non-exempt status (i.e. overtime eligible). The FLSA rule change does not apply to faculty, but it does affect some staff and professional positions.

Human Resources is currently working with the department heads to compile a list of job classifications impacted. If your job classification is affected, you will be notified by your department supervisor, and you will also receive notification from the Human Resources office. Because HR is still working on an implementation schedule, the actual date of this notification has not yet been determined.

The federal government has set the effective date of the final rule for Dec. 1, 2016.  

More details will be provided as soon as they are available. In the meantime, you may visit the Niagara FLSA webpage to review a current list of frequently asked questions. This webpage will continue to be updated as more information, resources and training materials are made available.