Information regarding upcoming changes to the FLSA


The Fair Labor Standards Act, more commonly known as FLSA, is a federal wage and hour law which was passed in 1938.  The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.  Compliance with the FLSA is enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

Recently, the Department of Labor released new guidelines for positions currently classified as exempt. As of December 1, 2016, these positions must earn a higher salary if they meet certain tests that define what is considered exempt work. Whereas the current minimum annual salary is $23,660, the new threshold is $47,476.

Visit the JMU HR Consulting Services website for more general information about the FLSA and upcoming changes.  

Published: Friday, October 7, 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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