On November 22, 2016 a federal court granted a preliminary injunction postponing the December 1st, nationwide effective implementation date of the 2016 FLSA changes. A preliminary injunction is designed to preserve the status quo, while a case is being decided by the court system. The ultimate outcome of this litigation is still undecided. The University is aware of this legal action and will continue to closely monitor the case and update the campus as more becomes certain. In the meantime, there is no change to the recently implemented initiatives to comply with these new regulations at UC.
2016 Fair Labor Standards Act Rule Change
What are the 2016 FLSA Updates?
On May 18th, 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that has raised the exempt status salary threshold from $433/week to $913/week. All organizations in the U.S. must comply to the new rules by December 1st, 2016.
To stay proactive, UC will be implementing this change on October 1st, 2016.
What Does this Mean for You?
The University is working to ensure an equitable solution for our employees that will not only fulfill the requirements mandated by the DOL's FLSA rule update, but will also serve the needs of the University community. Be advised that there may be posititions within the same job title and duties that meet the exemption test, but due to the DOL's new salary threshold, those under the threshold will become Non-Exempt and report hourly time until they reach the salary threshold exemption status.
Where Can I Find Information?
We have provided a helpful FAQ that will help to answer questions as to what the FLSA is, what the new rules are, and what DOL expects from all employers by the December 1st, 2016 implementation deadline. UC's implementation date is October 1st, 2016.
We have also provided a high-level timeline of important milestones as to be transparent with the community on our individual insitutition's proactive approach to implementation.
Who can I Reach Out to for Questions?
Please contact our Compensation team at HRComp@uc.edu.
UC FLSA Resources
- FLSA Update FAQ (Updated 9/14/16)
- Supervisor Webinar Registration PDF
- Employee Webinar Registration PDF
- Vacation Payout Request Form (for Transitioning Employees)
- Frequency of Pay Deductions
- Employee Pay Deduction Information Sheet
- UC Implementation Timeline
- DOL Hours Worked Fact Sheet
- DOL FLSA Advisor
- Who is Impacted by the Changes
- Information for Higher Education