By Joseph F. Saeli, Jr.
There are several changes to the New York State employment laws in 2018 which every employer should be aware of.
Minimum Pay Rate Increases
These are the new pay rates for upstate New York. The rates for New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County are higher.
- The general minimum wage in upstate New York increases to $10.40 per hour effective December 31, 2017.
- The minimum wage for fast food workers in upstate New York increases to $11.75 per hour effective December 31, 2017.
- The minimum salary in upstate New York for exempt Executive and Administrative employees increases to $780.00 per week effective December 31, 2017.