Advocacy Alert: May 19

U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes New Overtime Rules;
Two free webinars will offer guidance on May 24 and May 31.

As we reported in a recent Museum magazine article, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has spent the past year reviewing federal rules for when an employee is eligible for overtime compensation, and new guidelines have now been finalized.
Under the new rules—which will go into effect on December 1, 2016—a full-time, salaried employee earning less than $47,476 per year could now be eligible to receive overtime pay. DOL estimates that 4.2 million workers will be affected by this change.
The nonprofit sector—including many museums and their workers—will be affected by this development, and there are several resources available to help: Learn more about this issue during two webinars sponsored by our partners at Independent Sector:
  • Part 1: Questions About Compliance: On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST, officials from DOL’s Wage and Hour Division will provide information on the new overtime statute and how it applies to the nonprofit sector and take questions directly from the field.
  • Part 2: Questions About Implementation: On Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST, key nonprofit leaders will provide information and best practices on the new rule.
The American Alliance of Museums is grateful to Independent Sector for making these webinars available to our members and partners, and we encourage the museum field to REGISTER for these FREE webinars today!