Thursday, January 02, 2020

Reminder for Employers: Minimum Wage Rates and Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemptions Increased as of December 31, 2019

Effective December 31, 2019, the minimum wage increased throughout New York State as follows:

1) Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties: $13 per hour.
2) New York City (employers with ten (10) or fewer employees): $15 per hour. 
3) Remainder of New York State: $11.80 per hour.
4) Fast Food Employees Outside of New York City: $13.75 per hour.


In addition, effective December 31, 2019, the salary threshold for employees to qualify under the Executive and Administrative Exemptions (i.e. not entitled to overtime compensation) increased as follows:
1) Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties: $975 per week.


2) New York City (employers with ten (10) or fewer employees): $1,125 per week. 
3) Remainder of New York State: $885 per week. 

For more information, see the following Minimum Wage Orders: Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations; Hospitality Industry


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