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