New FLSA Rule

UPDATE: As was shared on November 23rd, a federal judge has issued an emergency injunction blocking implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rule that was to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

In anticipation of the December 1 implementation, the University of Pittsburgh had already executed the necessary salary changes for certain positions and communicated these changes to the affected employees. The University will continue to honor these commitments and will make the prescribed salary changes effective December 1. However, all other aspects of implementing the new overtime rule, including transitioning certain positions from exempt to non-exempt status prior to November 27, 2016, will remain unchanged pending the resolution of the injunction.

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Compensation team at or your department administrator.


In May 2016, the Department of Labor announced an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act which raised the minimum salary a worker must earn in order to be exempt from wage and hour protections. The overtime ruling update will affect over four million U.S. workers. At the University of Pittsburgh, approximately 1400 employees will be affected.

The Office of Human Resources has been advising University organizations on how to implement the changes, including the transition for many employees from “exempt” (or ineligible for overtime) to “non-exempt” (eligible for overtime). Those impacted employees will receive a letter detailing the transition from the Office of Human Resources in early November.

Read more about the changes associated with the Department of Labor 2016 update to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).