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FLSA Regulations new overtime rules

Update:  As you may have heard, a U.S. District Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction postponing the effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL’s) overtime rule.  The overtime rule was scheduled to take effect December 1st and would have raised the salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476.  The judge issued the injunction in response to a legal challenge brought by a coalition of more than 50 business groups and 21 state attorneys general.  

For now, the overtime rule will not take effect as planned, but the injunction could be lifted at any time.  Lewis-Clark State College will continue to follow the anticipated overtime regulations set forth in the new FLSA guidelines until we receive further guidance from the federal and state levels.  This means that if your compensation status was changed recently, LCSC will continue to  assume that the FLSA regulations will be implemented and will not revert to the previous compensation structure.  If the regulations are reversed down the road, we will address that change when it occurs.

New Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulations

On May 18, 2016, President Obama announced the publication of the Department of Labor's final rule updating the FLSA's overtime regulations.  The effective date of the final rule is December 1, 2016.  December 1, 2016 falls within the end of a pay period for the State of Idaho.  The effective date for the State of Idaho will be the beginning of the pay period on November 20, 2016 for the December 16, 2016 pay date.  Future automatic updates to the initial thresholds will occur every three years, beginning on January 1, 2020.  

Under the new rules, employees must be classified as salary non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay if their annual salary is below $47,476 or $913 per week, up from the previous threshold of $23,660 pear year or $455 per week.

Exempt employees who are affected by this and will now become salary non-exempt will be required to report all of their hours in I-Time.  Please note the new FLSA rules do not affect faculty.

If you have any questions about the new rules, please contact Human Resource Services at 792-2269 or hr@lcsc.edu.

 FAQ's and Resources

The following FAQ's and resources are designed to help supervisors and employees prepare for the new FLSA changes.