Published October 13, 2016
The Offices of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Sponsored Projects Services, Human Resources and Postdoctoral Scholars would like to take this opportunity to invite all UB Principal Investigators and grant administrative personnel to an important meeting to provide information, education, and guidance regarding the new rules issued by the U.S. Department of Labor for The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The FLSA provides the guidelines as to the appropriate means to pay employees of an organization in respect to their eligibility for overtime pay. These new rules are set to go into place on December 1, 2016. Because of the potential that these new rules will affect project personnel, we are calling these meetings with PIs as a group to discuss the impact on research grants. Updates to FLSA could affect job titles and functions common to research and other sponsored programs such as postdoctoral associates, research scientists, research support specialists, and project assistants, to name a few. This meeting is intended to lay out how UB is approaching this compliance for all State, Research Foundation, and UB Foundation employees. This meeting will include the following: