FLSA status change due to court preliminary injunction

UNT system HR sent this email on Dec. 2, 2016:

To: Employees at All Locations – UNT, UNTHSC, UNT Dallas, UNT System Administration
From: Christopher DeClerk, DM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, GRP; Director of Total Rewards
Subject: FLSA Status Change Due to Court Preliminary Injunction

Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced changes to the rules used to determine eligibility for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. One change increased the minimum salary employees had to be paid in order to be exempt from earning overtime and was scheduled to take effect yesterday. You may be aware that a federal court recently stopped the rule from taking effect while it considers a lawsuit that challenges the legality of the rule. This announcement explains how the court’s ruling affects some staff and post-doctoral employees in the UNT System.

Employees who received market-based salary adjustments or market-based reclassifications that resulted in salary adjustments are not affected by the court ruling. These market adjustments were needed and these employees will receive their new salaries as planned.

Employees whose status changed from exempt to nonexempt in order to comply with the DOL rule change will return to an exempt status as dictated by the court order and as advised by the State Comptroller. This change is effective back to November 27 and these employees will not be eligible to accrue 1.5 compensatory time.

More information is on the Human Resources website:


Additionally, you are welcome to contact your Campus HR Team (UNT, UNTHSC, UNT Dallas, or UNT System) or the Total Rewards Team, totalrewards@untsystem.edu should you have specific questions about how the recent actions affect you.

UNTHSC HR Team: HSC.HR@untsystem.edu