Department of Labor Federal Law Changes 

On September 24, 2019, the US Dept of Labor announced a final rule to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption rules.  The Final Rule strengthens overtime protections for workers.  This change raises the salary level from its previous amount of $23,660 per year to $35,568 per year for Exempt (salaried) employees.  These changes take effect on January 1, 2020.  Churches should continue to review their employees’ duties and job responsibilities to make proper classifications to be compliant with the FLSA.

Prior Information 2016: 

In consultation with the Conference Chancellor, the following is provided to facilitate your understanding of the recent Department of Labor federal law changes effective December 1, 2016.

We hope you find this useful and encourage you to work with your Staff Parish Committees to properly classify your employees. Please feel free to call the conference business office with any questions at (804) 521-1100.

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