December 1, 2016 Changes On Hold Due to Legal Challenge
Update: Due to pending legal action, changes to the “salary basis minimum” that had been scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016 have been delayed until further notice.
On November 22, 2016, a U.S. District Court judge from Texas issued a preliminary nationwide injunction postponing the effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This ruling was in response to a legal challenge brought by a coalition of more than 50 business groups and 21 state attorneys general.
Until the legal challenge has been resolved, UW will not be making any changes to overtime eligibility designations, job codes, and time tracking requirements that had been otherwise scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016. Administrators should continue to apply the current salary basis level of $455 per week ($23,660 per year) and continue to follow the timekeeping practices that were in place prior to December 2016.