May 19, 2016 Final Ruling on National Overtime Exemption Regulations

Date: 
May 19, 2016

On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor published final regulations concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and revisions to the overtime exemption threshold.  These changes are national in scope and not exclusive to North Carolina or the UNC System. 

The effective date for these overtime changes is December 1, 2016. 

The new salary threshold for overtime eligibility is $47,476 annually or $913 weekly. The previous threshold was $23,660 annually or $455 weekly.

The Office of Human Resources and the Office of Legal Affairs are reviewing the final FLSA regulations and will confer with both state and UNC System officials regarding how these changes will be implemented on campus and across the system. 

When details are finalized, affected employees and their supervisors will be contacted with additional information.

To learn more, visit the human resources website or contact Sarah Ekis, human resources consultant for EHRA non-faculty employees, at sekis@uncc.edu or 704-687-1433