Overtime threshold for farmers one step closer to 40 hours

The New York State Department of Labor Commissioners accepted the recommendation of the Farm Laborers Wage Board to lower the current overtime threshold from 60 hours per week to 40.

This will happen by January 1, 2032, and will be phased in over 10 years.

In a statement, the New York Farm Bureau responded:

“This is a difficult day for all those who care about New York being able to feed itself. Commissioner Reardon’s decision to lower the farm labor overtime threshold will make it even tougher to farm in this state and will be a financial blow to the workers we all support.