New York: Increased Wage Thresholds

Effective December 31, 2017, New York has made various updates to the state’s wage orders. These include an increased minimum wage and increased salary thresholds for white collar overtime exemptions. Additionally, changes have been made to laws regarding tip, meal, and lodging credits, as well as uniform allowances. The increases vary throughout the state, so employers should review the changes to ensure they are in compliance.

JDSupra supplies the following summaries of these increases:

New York City (11+ Employees):

  • Minimum Wage: Increased to $13.00 per hour
  • Overtime Salary Threshold (for executive and administrative exemptions): Increased to $975.00 per week ($50,700 annually)

New York City (10 or Less Employees):

  • Minimum Wage: Increased to $12.00 per hour
  • Overtime Salary Threshold (for executive and administrative exemptions): Increased to $900.00 per week ($46,800 annually)

Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties:

  • Minimum Wage: Increased to $11.00 per hour
  • Overtime Salary Threshold (for executive and administrative exemptions): Increased to $825.00 per week ($39,000 annually)

Remainder of New York State:

  • Minimum Wage: Increased to $10.40 per hour
  • Overtime Salary Threshold (for executive and administrative exemptions): Increased to $727.50 per week ($37,830 annually)

For more information on these changes, please click here.