Trump Administration Seeks Shift in Overtime Eligibility

Inside Higher Ed: The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking to make more than a million more workers eligible for overtime by increasing the mandatory salary threshold from $455 to $679 per week ($23,660 to $35,308).

If the salary level change goes through, white-collar employees at colleges and universities who make less than $35,308 a year would be eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Postdoctoral researchers, librarians, financial aid administrators, admissions officers, coaches and IT workers are among campus workers who could be affected by the new threshold.

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