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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    New York State Minimum Salary Increase

    October 25, 2021 / By Tracy Rickett, UNY Human Resources Generalist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The New York State minimum salary for employees classified as exempt under the New York State Labor Law’s administrative and executive exemption will increase from $937.50/week to $990.00/week or $51,480 per year.

    Employers in the Upper New York Conference, regardless of number of employees, must pay employees classified as exempt under the administrative and executive exemption the New York State minimum salary. 

    For more information regarding the administrative exemption, click here.

    For more information regarding the executive exemption, click here.

    Click here for a prior news article with information about the New York State minimum wage increase effective Dec. 31, 2021. 

    Churches should review their wage and hour practices to ensure that their employees are classified properly as non-exempt or exempt and that current minimum wage and minimum salary levels are being paid to employees. 

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

    TAGGED / Communications / Episcopal Office / Finance / New Faith Communities / Vital Congregations


    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 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."