May 31, 2016

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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 is expected to impact approximately 1,000 Emory staff members, transitioning them from exempt status to non-exempt status (i.e. paid biweekly and overtime eligible).  The FLSA rule change does not apply to faculty, but it does affect some staff, administrative faculty-equivalent and post-doc positions.

Human Resources is currently working with the HR leaders of the departments and schools to compile a list of job classifications impacted.  If your job classification is affected, you will be notified by your department or school, and you will also receive notification from the Human Resources division. 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 December 1, 2016; however, Emory’s actual implementation date may be different. Because this is a complex administrative change involving numerous systems changes and communications to those impacted, Emory will decide on an implementation date that works best for all involved.

More details will be provided as soon as they are available.  In the meantime, you may visit the Emory 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.


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