Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

What is FLSA?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal wage and hour law administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). It impacts employees in both the private and public sectors by establishing minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards. 

What's New? 

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule increasing the new minimum salary level required for executive, administrative, and professional exemptions from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $23, 660 per year to $35, 568 per year, effective January 1, 2020. 

What's Next? 

This new ruling impacts a small population of WSU employees. Human Resources will work directly with managers to notify any employees who are impacted no later than December 20, 2019. 

Additional FLSA changes may be coming for the State of Michigan. Governor Whitmer has directed Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Development to submit a request for proposed rulemaking to increase Michigan's salary threshold. The rulemaking process may take 8-12 months so stay tuned for more information at a later date. 

FLSA Resources


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