Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has approved a change in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) effective January 1, 2020. The revised rule increases the minimum salary threshold for overtime-exempt employees from the currently enforced level of $455 per week (equivalent to $23,660 per year for a full-year worker) to $684 per week (equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker.)

All non-faculty, non-student academic appointees (new hires and current appointees) who earn less than $684/week ($35,568/year) will be classified in non-exempt status, paid biweekly, report hours worked and be subject to the DOL overtime regulation.

UCI non-faculty, non-student academic appointees with existing appointments who will no longer meet the new salary threshold have been identified and are being reclassified as non-exempt, overtime-eligible effective January 1, 2020. The affected employees and their supervisors were notified by the Office of Academic Personnel in November 2019. Each school will be responsible for entering the necessary changes to their affected appointees appointments in UCPath starting January 2, 2020 for completion by January 8, 2020.

As a reminder, effective January 1, 2020, this change to the FLSA rule is applicable to appointments and/or reappointments within the affected academic titles.

For more information about this FLSA rule change, including the list of the affected academic titles and title codes, FAQs and a FLSA calculator to assist in determining the FLSA status, please visit the Office of Academic Personnel’s FLSA webpage at: https://ap.uci.edu/compensation/flsa/.

If you have any questions, please contact your academic personnel analyst


Marianne Liu Beckett
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

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