Tag Archives: Universities

Residence Hall Directors Under The New FLSA Exemption Rules

One of the issues that colleges and universities are struggling with under the new FLSA overtime exemption rules is how to compensate residence hall directors. While responsibilities vary from institution to institution, residence hall directors generally are responsible for overseeing students living in a college or university residence hall. Their duties may include counseling students, applying and enforcing … Continue Reading

The New FLSA Exemption Rules and Higher Education

As we previously reported, the Department of Labor has now issued its long-anticipated final overtime exemption rules for white collar workers. In addition, the DOL published more detailed guidance for higher education institutions (.pdf) seeking to comply with the new obligations. As expected, the compensation adjustments mandated by the new rules require substantial effort to balance college and … Continue Reading

Are Summer Camp Staff Exempt? [Lesser Known Exemptions]

Most regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the most common exemptions to the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, those being the “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees. However, the FLSA also contains a number of less well-known exemptions covering specific establishments or industries. In this post, … Continue Reading

Exempt Employees, Paid Leave, and Partial Day Absences [Webinar Q&A]

Another in our series of answers to questions from our September 28 webinar on wage and hour law in higher education: Q. If an exempt employee only works a half day, i.e. they go home sick at noon, and they have both sick and vacation leave available, can we require that they use four hours of leave … Continue Reading

Employee Volunteers and Emergency Call-Ins [Webinar Q&A]

Another in our series of answers to questions from our September 28 webinar on wage and hour law in higher education: Q. What if a non-exempt employee truly volunteers his/her time on a weekend to participate in a campus clean-up program (non-exempt duties) or a ticket taker at homecoming? Are these hours non-compensable? Similar, situation, a … Continue Reading

Webinar: What Do Universities and Colleges Need to Know About Wage & Hour Law?

I’m pleased to announce that on September 28, I will be conducting a webinar with my partner Ed Druck covering some common wage and hour issues encountered in the college and university setting and best practices for complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. Our program will focus on problems … Continue Reading
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