Is your organization in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act? If you’re unsure, this is your opportunity to find out exactly what you need to know. Click on the link below to view a recorded webinar by Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor of a training session for the charitable community that will clarify overtime rules, help you determine which employees they may affect, and provide you information for determining if your organization and its affiliates are in compliance.
Almost a year ago, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed changes to federal overtime rules. The change would raise the salary level that otherwise triggers eligibility for overtime compensation. On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor published a final rule that revises regulations governing overtime compensation related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule will raise the salary threshold for employees to qualify for overtime compensation from $23,660 to $47,476, effective December 1, 2016. Americans for the Arts previously reported on the public comment period, during which the Department of Labor received almost 290,000 comments. Many of these comments were submitted by nonprofit organizations that support a living wage, but raised concerns about the potential impact to the services they can offer and requested modifications including a phase-in period and regional cost-of-living consideration. For more information, contact Director of Federal Affairs Kate McClanahan at Americans for the Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org.