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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    New York State minimum wage increase effective Dec. 31, 2021

    October 1, 2021 / By Tracy Rickett, UNY Human Resources Generalist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    New York State Minimum Wage Increase

    Effective Dec. 31, 2021, New York State (NYS) minimum wage will increase to $13.20/hour. 

    Employers in the Upper New York Conference, regardless of number of employees, must pay non-exempt employees minimum wage. Future increases 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. 

    Non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay under the state and federal wage and hour laws. Overtime pay for non-exempt employees is calculated as time and one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a work week. 

    An updated NYS Minimum Wage poster must be posted at your work site for your employees by Dec. 31, 2021. Once the updated poster is available, the Conference office will post it on our Church Employer webpage under Employment Law Compliance and Posters.

    The New York State minimum salary is also increasing from $937.50/week to $990.00/week or $51,480 per year. Click here to read more about this change. 

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

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    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."