Online Learning Update

May 28, 2016

Examining overtime rule’s real impact on higher ed

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive

An examination of 2014 salary data shows a number of support positions at universities across the country do not meet the threshold for the new overtime guidance. This means hundreds of employees per campus will be eligible for either a raise in base salary or overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a week. Average national salaries for construction/maintenance workers, office/admin support staff, service staff, production/transportation employees and those working in sales all fall below the new threshold of $47,476. And while teaching staff are exempt, guidance on postdocs is still murky.

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