Preparing for the FLSA Overtime Rule Changes
Many Boys & Girls Club leaders around the nation are anxious and unsure of the changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding exempt workers. Much of this uncertainty stems from a lack of clear, concise information. Though all Clubs differ, common questions begin to emerge. Is my Club subject to these changes? Is there a nonprofit waiver? If it applies to my Club, what are the implications? How will it affect our budget? This paper aims to quell that uncertainly with easy-to-follow guidelines and suggestions. Though geared specifically to Boys & Girls Clubs, the information presented here also applies to other nonprofit organizations.
By working through the examples and suggestions presented in this paper for your own organization, you can minimize the impact to your budget and bottom line.
Update: The United States Department of Labor posted the following notice on its website. On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant granted an Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction and thereby enjoined the Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing the Overtime Final Rule on December 1, 2016. This means the overtime changes discussed in this paper are no longer enforceable. However, changes to the law will likely take effect at some point. Content discussed in this paper is still relevant for when those changes do take effect. Organization leaders are encouraged to watch for any correspondence from the Department of Labor for official rulings.