Prepare for the New Overtime Regulations
On December 1, updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) take effect, increasing the salary threshold for employees entitled to overtime compensation to $47,476/year. The current salary threshold is $23,660/year. Regulations will also automatically update this threshold every three years-beginning in 2020-based on national wage growth.
While the House has passed legislation that supports a phased-in implementation, and there are pending legal challenges to the regulations, it is not expected that this legislation will move through the Senate or find support with the Administration. Employers are strongly urged to prepare for implementation.
To offer guidance, OPERA America and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) have created these helpful resources which discuss implementation of the regulations from the perspective of a nonprofit performing arts organization:
- OPERA America Policy Summary
- TCG Overtime Policy Webinar
Here are additional resources discussing the regulations from the lens of the nonprofit sector:
- Department of Labor Non-profit Fact Sheet and general resources
- Independent Sector overtime regulations resource page
- National Council on Nonprofits resource page
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