IMPORTANT LAW UPDATE FOR ALL EMPLOYERS IN NEW YORK

NEW MINIMUM WAGE AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYERS IN NEW YORKNew Jersey minimum wage

Effective December 31, 2019, the New York State minimum wage and salary threshold for exempt employees will increase.

Minimum Wage

  • New York City
    • Large employers (11 or more employees)                                             $15.00 per hour
    • Small employers (10 or less employees)                                                $15.00 per hour
  • Long Island and Westchester                                                                          $13.00 per hour
  • Remainder of the State                                                                                    $11.80 per hour

Fast Food Workers

  • New York City                                                                                               $15.00 per hour
  • Remainder of the State                                                                                 $13.75 per hour

Salary Threshold

  • New York City
    • Large employers (11 or more employees)                                          $1,125.00 per week
    • Small employers (10 or less employees)                                             $1,125.00 per week
  • Long Island and Westchester                                                                          $975.00 per week
  • Remainder of the State                                                                                   $885.00 per week

*Please note that just because an employee is paid a salary does not mean he or she is exempt from overtime.

There will also be corresponding increases to the allowances for tips, meals, lodging, utilities, and uniform maintenance.

 

“New Minimum Wage and Salary Requirements for Employers in New York” was written by Franklin, Gringer & Cohen, P.C.

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