The U.S. Department of Labor’s 2024 Revised White Collar Regulations: What Nonprofits Need to Know



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In April 2024, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published revised regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that significantly increase the required minimum weekly salary that must be paid to executive, administrative, and professional employees—that is, ““white collar” employees—in order for those employees to be exempt from an entitlement to overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per work week.

The increase in the required minimum weekly salary will go into effect in two stages. The first increase is effective July 1, 2024, and the second increase is effective January 1, 2025.

Pro Bono Partnership and the Jackson Lewis law firm, in conjunction with The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Lawyers Alliance for New York, the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits, and Nonprofit New York, have prepared a two-part article discussing the revised regulations and what they mean for nonprofits.

Part I of the article, written by Brian A. Bodansky, Esq. and Joseph J. DiPalma, Esq. from Jackson Lewis P.C., explains in detail the major changes made by the DOL and how those changes will impact the nonprofit community. Part I also (1) discusses the obligation of nonprofits to simultaneously comply with both the federal FLSA and applicable state wage and hour laws in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York; and (2) provides a brief reminder to nonprofits about some of the limits on the use of volunteers.

Part II of the article, written by Brian, Joseph, and Pro Bono Partnership’s Christine Michelle Duffy, Esq., provides nonprofit employers an overview of some considerations and strategies for addressing the changes discussed in Part I. Part II will (1) help nonprofits navigate decisions relating to whether to reclassify exempt employees as nonexempt, (2) alert nonprofits to some hidden landmines, and (3) provide nonprofits tips for complying with the revised regulations.

Questions? 

If you have any questions regarding the content of this Legal Alert or the article, please contact one of the following Pro Bono Partnership lawyers:

  • Connecticut and New York nonprofits: Jennifer Grudnowski, Esq., at (914) 328-0674 x335.
  • New Jersey nonprofits: Christine Michelle Duffy, Esq., at (973) 240-6955 x303.

Pro Bono Partnership, The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Lawyers Alliance for New York, the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits, and Nonprofit New York wish to thank Brian A. Bodansky, Joseph DiPalma, and Jackson Lewis for assisting with the preparation this article for the benefit of the nonprofit communities in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

​​This document is provided as a general informational service to volunteers, clients, and friends of Pro Bono Partnership. It should not be construed as, and does not constitute, legal advice on any specific matter, nor does distribution of this document create an attorney-client relationship.