Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

FLSA: What are the changes coming to Ohio State?

September 21, 2016

Updates by the U.S. Department of Labor to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) expanded the number of employees who are eligible for overtime pay. Employees who make less than $47,476 per year in base salary will be eligible to receive overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a week, except for those excluded by the statute. 

Effective October 30, 2016, Ohio State eligible employees will begin to earn overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a week and their salary will be converted to hourly pay, with a biweekly pay frequency.

The Office of Student Life appreciates the dedication of each employee and their individual efforts in making this an extraordinary place to work. We understand this may be an adjustment for our workplace and want to help ensure a smooth transition. 

Important Graduate School Tax Withholding Changes
Currently exempt employees are scheduled to have a monthly deduction taken in October, November and December. For employees transitioning from exempt to non-exempt, a monthly deduction will be taken for October and then remaining withholdings will be taken out over the next three biweekly pays. Revised communication to impacted employees will be coming from Payroll in the coming weeks.

For more information, please check out the helpful links below:

*Details in links can also be found in HR’s documents/forms section.