Victory for Farmworkers in NY
March 1, 2023
Last week the NY Department of Labor finalized new overtime regulations for farmworkers that ensure overtime pay at the rate of time-and-one-half for all hours worked after 40 in a week. The prior regulation required overtime pay after 60 hours.
The new regulation will be implemented slowly, with a reduction of the overtime threshold from 60 hours to 40 rolled out over the course of 10 years. But although progress is slow, it is a major victory for farmworkers who perform grueling manual labor for little pay.
You can read more about the regulations here: https://www.wamc.org/news/2023-02-24/lower-farm-labor-overtime-threshold-regulations-finalized