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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

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    NY State minimum wage increase

    October 14, 2022 / By Tracy Rickett, Human Resources Generalist

    Effective December 31, 2022, New York State minimum wage will increase to $14.20/hour. 

    Employers in the Upper New York Conference, regardless of number of employees, must pay non-exempt employee’s 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.  Please click this link for more information on the change to  NYS Minimum Wage.

    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 workweek. 

    An updated NYS Minimum Wage poster must be posted at your work site for your employees by December 31, 2022.  Once the updated poster is available, the Conference office will post it on our Church Employer webpage under Employment Law Compliance and Posters

    New York State Minimum Salary

    As of the date of this news article, the New York State minimum salary for employees classified as exempt under the New York State Labor Law remains at $990.00/week or $51,480.00 per year. Any updates to the New York State minimum salary will be published as it becomes available. 

    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

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    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."