Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

Earlier this fall, the university advised certain employees that they would be receiving salary increases or would become eligible for overtime in response to changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Those changes were to become effective on December 1. A federal court issued an injunction yesterday stopping, at least temporarily, the nationwide implementation of those changes to the FLSA. Because of that, we are suspending, effective immediately, the announced salary increases and the changes in overtime eligibility while we consider the court’s determination and the impact that it has on our employees. We will continue to monitor this developing situation and keep you informed as we obtain additional information.

If you were previously informed that the FLSA changes would impact your appointment, further information will be forthcoming specific to your appointment. 

If you have questions, please contact your university FLSA contacts:


Deb Stone, Director of Academic Human Resources, 217-333-7466

Robbie Witt, Deputy Director of Staff Human Resources, 217-333-3101


Ron Puskarits, Director of Compensation 312-996-3510

Debbie Lewis, Compensation Consulting Specialist, 312-996-2219

Chicago - Hospital

Nick Haubach, Director of Human Resources, 312-413-8397


Melisa Hatch, Human Resources Associate, 217-206-7015

System Offices

Jami Painter, Interim Associate Vice President for System Human Resources, 217-244-8247

Angela Foster, Interim Director, System Human Resources, 217-333-7671