Case Study: Overtime Eligibility: What Your Institution Needs to Know

Management & Administration
Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 2:15-2:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
266 America's Center
On December 1, 2016, the updated rule expanding the number of white collar workers eligible for federal overtime was to go into effect. However, a federal court has temporarily blocked its expansion and the current Trump administration is not likely to appeal the ruling. What is the current status of the federal expansion? Are there states that have expanded this eligibility themselves? How do institutions adjust their staffing needs when tackling overtime issues? Learn how to identify who is exempt and to consider alternative staffing/salary strategies to help meet budgets while retaining and attracting the brightest employees.
Learner Outcome
  1. Learn about the mechanics of the newly promulgated rule and how to ensure that an institution complies with overtime regulations.
  2. Learn how to identify which workers are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations and which institutions are not subject to the act.
  3. Learn of the options available to comply with the new rule and of the penalties that museums may incur if they do not comply.
Andrew Bart
Andrew I. Bart is an attorney in New York City and AAM member who specializes in commercial litigation and general business/employment law. He represents a diverse range of businesses and has counseled cultural institutions in New York. He ran a successful seminar-Works for Hire: Protect Your Institution's Intellectual Property- at AAM's 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.