• NY State Overtime Salary Threshold Increases for Exempt Executives and Administrative Employees — Effective December 31, 2016
  • January 12, 2017 | Authors: Charles H. Kaplan; Galit Kierkut; David I. Rosen
  • Law Firms: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - New York Office; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Newark Office
  • A nationwide preliminary injunction now enjoins the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing its new white collar overtime exemption regulations that would have significantly increased the current salary threshold for the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). On November 22, 2016, a federal district judge in Texas halted these increases that had been scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. However, recent regulations that the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) adopted on December 28, 2016, and that are scheduled to go into effect in only two days, on December 31, 2016, will nevertheless increase the minimum salary thresholds for executive and administrative employees throughout New York State under the wage and hour provisions of the NYLL.