Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Update
Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services
Last week, a federal court issued a nationwide injunction blocking the enforcement of the new Department of Labor overtime rule that increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt status to $47,476. Prior to the injunction, this rule was set to be effective December 1. Because the long-term impacts of this injunction are unclear, the University has made the following decisions:
- UF will delay the transition of our impacted exempt employees to salaried nonexempt until all effects of this ruling are understood and finalized.
- Any special pay increases that have been approved due to the anticipated Department of Labor rule change will continue.
- As announced earlier in the year, the minimum salary for full-time postdoctoral associates will continue to be $47,476. As a result, all full-time postdoctoral associates with salaries below that amount will receive a pay increase as of December 1 in order to remain competitive with peer universities.
We hope this information is helpful. Questions or concerns may be addressed to Classification and Compensation in Human Resource Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks for your patience during this transition period.