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It’s a done deal. Over the next decade, the overtime threshold for New York farmworkers will be lowered from 60 to 40-hours, a move that has been met with criticism from agriculture officials and local lawmakers. The deal was announced late last week as Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon gave...
New York Labor Commissioner gives thumbs up to recommendation that would lower farmworker over-time threshold to 40-hours
New York’s Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon has given a stamp of approval to lower the state farmworker overtime threshold to 40-hours. Right now, that threshold is at 60 and this move will phase-in the drop over a decade. Federal law exempts farming establishments from giving them 1.5...