Revision to FLSA Overtime Rule (2016)

The Department of Labor's (DOL) overtime rule changed effective December 1, 2016, affecting the overtime eligibility and pay schedules for many university staff and academic personnel.

The revised rule increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees from $455/week (approximately $23,660/year) to $913/week (approximately $47,476/year). This page contains resources for departments and employees who will be affected by this change. For campus employees paid monthly, the threshold to remain exempt is $3,956.34/month.

For affected staff employees, there not currently any plans to create non-exempt versions of these title codes.  

While a Texas Federal Court issued an injunction on Nov. 22 to delay the ruling implementation, the Department of Labor (DOL) will be appealing that decision. Instructions received from the Office of the President on Nov. 23, 2016 are to continue to proceed with the implementation.