Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

FLSA Update (3-25-2019): 
Department of Labor Proposes Change to Salary Minimum for Exemption

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued proposed revisions to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.  The proposed changes, announced on March 7, 2019, could have an impact Texas A&M staff positions and overtime eligibility by late 2019 or early 2020. The most significant aspect of the proposed changes is an increase in the exempt employee salary minimum from $455 per week/$23,660 per year to $679 per week/$35,308 per year.  This could have an impact on currently exempt, salaried employees whose pay does not meet the salary minimum.  It could also have an impact on other System-wide Pay Plan positions that were considered under review for exemption status in 2016 when similar regulations were proposed, but not implemented.  Please note that an effective date has not been announced and the proposed salary minimum has not been finalized. Following a 60-day public comment period, the Department of Labor will consider the feedback and before finalizing and publishing the final regulations.

Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness is conducting an initial impact analysis based on the proposed regulations, and will be communicating additional information in the future to University leaders, HR Liaisons and employees.

If you have any questions, call Classification and Compensation at 979-845-4170 or email at hrcomp@tamu.edu.