December 28, 2016 — Yesterday, the New York Department of Labor adopted new wage orders that will increase the weekly salary threshold for the executive and administrative exemptions from the current $675 per week to the varying levels listed below. These changes will go into effect on December 31, 2016.

The new salary thresholds in New York that apply to the administrative and executive exemptions are as follows:

Employers in New York City

Large employers (11 or more employees)

  • $825.00 per week ($42,900 annually) on and after 12/31/16
  • $975.00 per week ($50,700 annually) on and after 12/31/17
  • $1,125.00 per week ($58,500 annually) on and after 12/31/18

Small employers (10 or fewer employees)

  • $787.50 per week ($40,950 annually) on and after 12/31/16
  • $900.00 per week ($46,800 annually) on and after 12/31/17
  • $1,012.50 per week ($52,650 annually) on and after 12/31/18
  • $1,125.00 per week ($58,500 annually) on and after 12/31/19

Employers in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties

  • $750.00 per week ($39,000 annually) on and after 12/31/16
  • $825.00 per week ($42,900 annually) on and after 12/31/17
  • $900.00 per week ($46,800 annually) on and after 12/31/18
  • $975.00 per week ($50,700 annually) on and after 12/31/19
  • $1,050.00 per week ($54,600 annually) on and after 12/31/20
  • $1,125.00 per week ($58,500 annually) on and after 12/31/21

Employers Outside of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties

  • $727.50 per week ($37,830 annually) on and after 12/31/16
  • $780.00 per week ($40,560 annually) on and after 12/31/17
  • $832.00 per week ($43,264 annually) on and after 12/31/18
  • $885.00 per week ($46,020 annually) on and after 12/31/19
  • $937.50 per week ($48,750 annually) on and after 12/31/20

Please feel free to contact the White Plains office of Pro Bono Partnership with further questions at (914) 328-0674.

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