On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to the White Collar
Exemption Regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The FLSA addresses which
employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime. Those changes will take effect in
approximately 6 months on December 1, 2016. There is no exemption in the FLSA or its
regulations for non-profit organizations. Therefore, all non-profits, including churches,
presbyteries, and synods, need to assess the impact of the FLSA changes on their organization.
In order to determine if the recently announced FLSA changes impact your congregation or
council (hereafter collectively “Council”), there are several questions and a few analyses you