Overtime threshold lowered for farm workers in NY state
The threshold for when farm workers will qualify for overtime pay is now lower.
The overtime threshold for those employees will be lowered from 60 to 56 hours a week.
It will be reduced by four hours a year until 2032, when it will reach 40 hours a week.
“Introducing a phased transition allows farmers the necessary time for adjustments while protecting the farm workers who are a huge part of putting food on New Yorkers tables. These regulations reinforce New York State’s ongoing dedication to its workers,” said State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon in a statement.
NewsChannel 13 has been following this story for several years.
Labor officials signed off on the change in 2022, after a two-year process.
The New York State Department of Labor gave final approval back in February.