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What is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?

The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that determines requirements like the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and standards for employing minors. The FLSA affects nonexempt (hourly) and exempt (salaried) faculty and staff at the university in different ways.

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to regulations under the FLSA, related to the salary and compensation levels for executive, administrative, and professional employees in order to be considered exempt from overtime, as well as other regulatory provisions of the FLSA.

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Reviewed 2016-05-19