Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Update

Published: November 28th, 2016

Category: Memos

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 compensation@ufl.edu.  Many thanks for your patience during this transition period.

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