University officials continue to work through the details of complying with a change in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA change, which becomes law Dec. 1, sets a new salary threshold for determining which ISU employees are covered by minimum wage and overtime requirements. Generally, those who earn less than $47,476 annually ($913 per week) are covered by the new regulations and will need to record their work time and receive overtime pay for extra hours.
There are exceptions to the FLSA rules, and officials in university human resources (UHR) and the office of university counsel are working to determine who's covered (nonexempt) and who's exempt from the rules. UHR's Fair Labor Standards Act website contains more information about the new regulations and answers to frequently asked questions. The site will be continuously updated over the next few months.