On May 18, the White House announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is finalizing a rule to update overtime pay thresholds and exemption classifications as part of a process that President Barack Obama began as a comprehensive review of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 2014. The effective date of the new FLSA rule is Dec. 1, 2016. Mississippi State University has been reviewing these proposed changes for several months and will intensify that review now that the final rule change specifics have been made public, according to MSU’s Chief Human Resources Officer Judith A. “Judy” Spencer.
May 18, 2016