K&A Participates in NASPA FLSA Overtime Rule Webinar Thursday, November 17th at 3:00 pm ET
In late Spring 2016, the Department of Labor issued a final ruling on the highly anticipated update to overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Final Rule significantly increased the salary an executive, administrative, or professional employee must earn to be exempt from receiving overtime compensation for work beyond the traditional 40 hours per week. Specifically, the Final Rule increased the salary level an employee must be paid as one component to overtime pay exemption from $23,660 per year to $913/week, or the equivalent of $47,476 annually.
These changes represent good news for many hard working professionals in higher education whose compensation may be increased in response to the new rule. But these changes may disadvantage other staff members in important ways, and they portend fiscal and managerial challenges that leaders in higher education must address to comply with the new requirements, set to take effect on December 1. Indeed, college and university leaders nationwide have been hard at work calculating the fiscal implications of the Final Rule and examining labor law, regulation, and guidance to identify strategies to bring their campuses into compliance. Constrained by limited fiscal resources and staffing options, and coupled with a wide portfolio of work responsibilities, many institutional leaders are looking for support from their peers to help them navigate the combination of compliance, human resources, and fiscal dimensions inherent in implementation of the Final Rule. Anticipating that their options for compliance may be even more constrained than will be true in other sectors, leaders in community colleges have called for a national discussion about the impact of FLSA in two-year institutions.
NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, is hosting a live discussion on the FLSA Final Overtime Rule in community colleges. This will be an opportunity to hear from colleagues who have a deep understanding of the Final Rule, existing law and regulation, and the application of these policies in community colleges.
The panelists will include:
• Dr. Chemene Crawford, Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management, El Centro College
• Dr. Bill Dial, Executive Director of Human Resources, Richland College
• Dr. Andrew Morse, Consultant and Project Director, Keeling and Associates, and former NASPA Director of Policy and Research
Join our own Dr. Andrew Morse and the rest of the panel this Thursday, November 17th at 3:00pm ET. To register for this event, follow this link. In the meantime, access a free resource guide Dr. Morse produced with Dr. Holly Asimou (ACUHO-I) that offers considerations, cautions, and strategies for complying with the FLSA Final Overtime Rule in student affairs.