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Under protection afforded by New York state overtime laws, non-exempt employees who work longer than a 40-hour work week must be paid at least 1.5 times their normal hourly rate for every hour of overtime they work. The current minimum wage in the state of New York is $7.25 per hour, so the minimum hourly wage for overtime hours is $10.86. Since it is not uncommon for unscrupulous employers to illegally deny their workers overtime wages, the national overtime pay lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have provided this page about New York state overtime laws to help state employees protect their rights.

New York State Overtime Exemptions

The FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) is the body of laws put in place by the federal government to ensure that American workers are treated and paid fairly. New York state overtime laws closely mirror these national laws in that the following types of employees are exempt from overtime pay in New York:

  • Executives
  • Administrators
  • Professionals

The New York State Department of Labor also states that the following types of employees may be exempt from overtime pay:

  • Certain agriculture and farm workers
  • Transportation workers
  • Sales professionals who set their own hours
  • Independent contractors
  • Individuals who live and work at the same address

Free New York Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

The two-year statute of limitations on overtime lawsuits in New York means that employees may be able to collect back pay for up to two years of illegally denied overtime wages by filing a lawsuit. If you work or worked in New York and believe you may be owed overtime pay you did not receive, you are encouraged to contact the employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm for a free overtime lawsuit consultation.

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