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What Kinds Of Extra Compensation Offset Overtime Pay In New York?

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219 (the "FLSA"), and its corresponding regulations, 29 C.F.R. § 510 et seq. , require that most employees in the U.S. be paid not less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour for all hours...

Must My Business In New York Give Employees Either Paid Or Unpaid Time Off For Jury Duty Or To Testify In Court?

In New York State, employers must give workers time off from work to serve as jurors. Under specified circumstances, employers in New York must pay certain wages to employees serving as jurors. Further, employers in New York must give unpaid time off to employees who are subpoenaed to testify in...

Duane Morris Alert: New York DOL Releases Proposed Wage Deduction Regulations

Employers should take comfort that the DOL has provided guidance on how to make deductions for salary advances and overpayments, which have been legal since November. Last summer, the New York Legislature passed legislation that amended Section 193 of the New York State Labor Law and greatly expanded...

New York Employers - Don't Forget to Give Yearly Wage Notice to Your Employees

I received a helpful reminder today from my friends employment attorneys Joseph Harris and Evan White at White Harris PLLC that all New York private sector employers must give an annual written notice of wage rates to their employees. The deadline is February 1st. The New York Department of Labor has...

Mayor Signs Executive Order Raising New York City Living Wage

On September 30, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order, Executive Order No. 7 (the “Executive Order”) , requiring companies or individuals who receive, from the City of New York or from a City economic development entity, financial assistance of one million dollars...

New York Wage Board Recommends $7.50 Hourly Wage for Tipped Workers

by Ryan Duffy Under a proposal recommended by the state’s Wage Board on Friday, January 30, 2015, tipped workers in New York state, including restaurant servers and hospitality workers, would have their minimum hourly wage increased to $7.50 per hour before tips. If approved by the commissioner...

State Net Capitol Journal: Cuomo Pushes to Raise NY Minimum Wage

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) kicked off a statewide tour last week to promote his plan to raise the Empire State minimum wage to $10.50 per hour, which he said would lift 100,000 workers out of poverty and produce a $3 billion annual boost to the state’s economy. Cuomo signed legislation...