Farm Laborers Wage Board Recommended To Lower Overtime Threshold

Scott Bauer / USDA

ALBANY, NY (WNY News Now) –  The Farm Laborers Wage Board has accepted recommendations to reduce the overtime threshold for farm workers on their Tuesday night meeting.

The board approved the recommendation 2-1.

In 2020, the New York State Department of Labor proposed to the board the possibility of reducing overtime from 60 hours to 40 hours per week.

In a statement by New York Senator George Borrello he says the board moved another step closer to a tragic reckoning with the decision by the Farm Laborers Wage Board to officially recommend lowering the farm worker overtime threshold from 60 hours to 40 hours. 

The Department of Labor convened the 3-member board to make a decision in January 2022.


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