New York Raises Weekly Salary Thresholds for Executive and Administrative EmployeesJanuary 2017

On December 31, 2016, the New York Department of Labor raised weekly salary thresholds necessary to meet the executive and administrative exemptions to New York State overtime laws. Prior to December 31, 2016, the salary threshold was $675 per week or $35,100 annually. As of December 31, 2016, for employers in New York City with 11 or more employees the new salary threshold is $825 per week or $42,900 annually. For employers in New York City with 10 or fewer employees, the new salary threshold is $787.50 per week or $40,950 annually. For Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, the new salary threshold is $750 per week or $39,000 annually. The obligation to comply with these amended salary requirements is separate and independent of the federal regulatory changes that have been on hold pending a federal judicial decision.

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