Fair Labor Standards Act Consulting

President Obama tasked the Department of Labor (DOL) with updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations in early 2014 to ensure workers are paid a fair day's pay for a fair day's work. The regulations have now been finalized.

The final rule on overtime pay presents unique challenges for higher education institutions:

  • The salaries of staff in certain positions, such as coaching and teaching, could shift those employees from exempt status to non-exempt status.
  • The new salary threshold may have a significant impact on your institution's budget.
  • The changes in the overtime rule may have implications for your job descriptions and reporting structure.
  • The changes may also affect campus culture, career tracks, morale and other institutional dynamics.

To learn more about how Sibson can help assess your institution's FLSA compliance issues, please contact us. And, view our At a Glance summary of FLSA changes.