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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Minimum wage increase affects all UNY employers

    October 29, 2018 / By Tracy Rickett, UNY Human Resources Generalist

    New York State (NYS) is raising the minimum wage. Effective Dec. 31, 2018, minimum wage will increase from $10.40/hour to $11.10/hour.

    Employers in the Upper New York Conference, regardless of the number of employees, must pay non-exempt employees minimum wage. The minimum wage will continue to increase annually by 70 cents until it meets $12.50/hour on December 31, 2020.  Future increases after 2020, will be determined by the NYS Director of Budget in consultation with the NYS Commissioner of Labor and will be announced on or before October 1 each year.

    An updated NYS Minimum Wage poster must be posted at your work site for your employees to see by December 31, 2018. Once available, Conference Communications will post the new Employment Law Compliance poster here on the website.

    If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Rickett, Human Resources Generalist, at (315) 898-2017 or tracyrickett@unyumc.org.

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    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."