This reminder comes from BSK.com.
Although the minimum wage rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act remains $7.25 per hour and the U.S. Department of Labor has not issued any new proposed regulations to raise the minimum salary to qualify for a white-collar exemption under federal law, employers in New York will be required to comply with the new state minimum wage rate and the new state salary threshold to qualify for the executive and administrative exemptions, effective December 31, 2018.
The New York minimum wage is scheduled to increase effective December 31, 2018, as follows:
Fast food employees will be entitled to an even higher minimum wage rate effective December 31, 2018, as follows:
Employers in New York should keep in mind that any hours worked by non-exempt employees on New Year’s Eve must be paid at the new minimum wage rates. It is not sufficient to put these new rates into effect on New Year’s Day.
The salary threshold to qualify for the executive and administrative exemptions effective December 31, 2018, will also increase as follows:
New York does not set a salary threshold to qualify for the professional exemption, so employees must meet the current federal salary threshold of $455.00 per week to qualify for the professional exemption. For all of the white-collar exemptions, employees must also meet the applicable duties requirements.
A chart summarizing the minimum wage rates, tip credits, uniform maintenance allowances, meal and lodging credits, and exempt salary thresholds under the Miscellaneous Industries Wage Order can be found here. A chart summarizing this same information under the Hospitality Industry Wage Order can be found here.
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