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NY labor law 2017: Exempt salaries, past pay, police liability

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This month brings timely reminders for busy employers that may have missed important new announcements in the midst of the presidential transition and Department of Labor overtime regulation litigation.

Higher exempt salary thresholds

by Richard S. Finkel, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, Garden City

First up, the news that New York state employers have to raise salaries for some exempt workers despite the stalled federal overtime rule. We reported on this last month, before the state regulations were finalized. Now we know that the state had no intention of backing down even in light of the federal litigation.

The New York State Department of Labor published its final rule on Dec. 28, the last workday of 2016. The rule increased the salary threshold applicable to exempt executive and administrative employees in New York State. The new salary levels went live on Dec. 31, 2016.

Under New York’s Labor Law, the salary threshold f...(register to read more)

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