New York Employment Law Update-December 2017

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New York City Pregnancy and Employment Rights Publications Updated

The New York City Commission on Human Rights published an updated poster and fact sheet regarding an employer’s duty under the New York City Human Rights Law to provide reasonable accommodations to employees related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.

Employers must provide written notice of employees’ rights under the law, and may use this poster to satisfy that requirement. Employers must also post it in the workplace.

See the fact sheet and poster

Overtime Exemptions Minimum Salary and Minimum Wage Increases
On December 31, 2017, the New York City minimum salary for administrative and executive employee overtime exemptions will increase as follows:

  • To $975 per week ($50,700 annually) for employers with 11 or more employees.
  • To $900 per week ($46,800 annually) for employers with 10 or fewer employees.

For employers in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties, the minimum salary for the administrative and executive exemption increases to $825 per week ($42,900 annually); and for other counties in New York State it increases to $780 per week ($40,560 annually). New York State has no minimum salary for exempt professional employees; however, these employees would generally be subject to the federal salary minimum for the overtime exemption to be applicable, which is $455 per week or $23,660 annually.

Additionally, the minimum wage increases to $13 per hour for New York City employers with 11 or more employees; $12 per hour for New York City employers with 10 or fewer employees; $11 per hour for employees in Nassau, Suffolk, or Westchester counties; and $10.40 per hour for the remainder of the state.

All rates are effective December 31, 2017.

Read about the administrative exemption, the executive exemption, and minimum wages.

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