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Update on Federal Overtime Regulations

Federal Overtime Regulations
Update: November 23, 2016
On Tuesday, Nov. 22 a federal district court issued a nationwide injunction halting implementation of revisions to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. Because of the injunction, those rules will not go into effect as expected on Dec. 1.

The University is currently reviewing the injunction and the plans it had made to implement the revised regulations.

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From: UT President Joe DiPietro
To: UT Faculty and Staff
Re: Update on Federal Overtime Regulations

Last week, I shared news with you that the U.S. Department of Labor has announced changes to regulations for paying overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. I would like to follow up on my initial message and share more information about the changes and their impact on our University and our employees.

The new regulations mean that most employees paid less than $47,476 a year will become non-exempt Dec. 1, 2016. They will receive overtime pay or paid time off (comp time) for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek. Compliance with the new regulations may also involve adjustments to work schedules, time recording and annual leave accrual and carry-over rates. Benefits such as sick leave, retirement, insurance, educational assistance and longevity pay are not impacted by these changes.

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