NYDOL's amendments to increase salary threshold
On December 28, 2016, The New York Department of Labor adopted its previously proposed amendments to modify the state's minimum wage orders to annually increase the salary threshold for executive and administrative employees. The new thresholds went into effect on December 31, 2016. The new amendments contain different salary requirements based on an employer's size and geographic location within New York State. Employers whose employees work in different locations within New York State will have to apply different salary thresholds depending on their employees’ location within the state. The new amendments have increased the salary thresholds as follows:
New York employers will need to identify employees affected by the changes and decide whether to increase their salaries so as to maintain their exempt status or, alternatively, reclassify them as non-exempt.
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