The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act went into effect on January 1, 2020. For information on how this will impact agricultural businesses and farm laborers, please visit www.labor.ny.gov/FarmLabor or call 833-NY-FARMS.
The New York State minimum wage increased on December 31, 2019. In New York City, it is now $15.00 per hour for all size businesses. In Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, it is $13.00 per hour. In the remainder of the state, it is $11.80 per hour. There are different hourly rates for workers in the fast food industry and those who receive tips. These rates remain in effect until December 30, 2020. If you have questions, please review our minimum wage information page. If you need additional assistance or want to file a complaint, please call: 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).
Minimum Wage Increase
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The Division of Labor Standards enforces minimum wage standards for farm workers. After a review of the application provided, we issue a certificate of registration to migrant farm labor contractors, growers and food processors that bring migrant farm labor into the State. We enforce compliance with the conditions set forth in the registration. We also issue permits to labor camp commissaries.
The Minimum Wage Order for Farm Workers applies only to farm workers employed on farms where the total cash remuneration paid all persons employed on the farm exceeded $3,000 in the previous calendar year.
The Minimum Wage Order for Farm Workers provides that all workers, with certain exceptions, receive the Minimum Wage as indicated in the General Minimum Wage Rate Schedule. This does not include:
As of January 1, 2020, farm workers:
Read more about the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act.
The wage order permits employers to deduct specified allowances from the minimum wage for:
Payments in kind must cost no more than the farm market value.
Employers must post these items in a conspicuous place in their establishment:
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