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In 2032 New York farmworkers will get paid overtime the same as everyone else

Feb 23, 2023 12:05 am

Joseph Spector reports in Politico that on Feb. 22 the state Department of Labor adopted farm labor overtime regulations, so farmworkers will eventually get paid overtime the same way that grocery store workers do. But farmworkers won't get overtime after 40 hours a week until 2032. Currently, farmworkers in New York do not get overtime pay until working 60 hours in a week. On Jan. 1, that changes to after 56 hours of work in a week. Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said in a statement that, “By implementing a gradual transition, we are giving farmers time to make the appropriate adjustments. These new regulations advance New York State’s continued commitment to workers while protecting our farms.” Read more about this story in Politico.

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