New York Releases New Veteran Benefits and Services Notice and Increases Minimum Wage Rates; Updated EEOC Workplace Discrimination Poster

State Update Overview

Date Updated January 2023
Labor Law Update The State of New York Veteran Benefits and Services and Minimum Wage Law; federal EEO workplace discrimination laws
What Changed New veteran services notice and increased minimum wage rates; revised poster
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster New York Labor Law Poster

The New York State Department of Labor released a new Veteran Benefits and Services notice and set forth increased minimum wage rates. 

New York Veteran Benefits and Services Notice

  • Provides free resources and hotlines to help veterans understand their rights, protections, benefits, and accommodations
  • Includes NYS Department of Labor contact information and QR code 

New York Minimum Wage Law Update

  • Minimum wage for NYC, Long Island, and Westchester will remain the same at $15.00 per hour
  • Minimum wage for the remainder of the state increased to $14.20 per hour effective December 31, 2022

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. New York labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

In October 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a revised Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal poster.

Federal EEOC Workplace Discrimination Law Update

  • Revised poster includes additional information regarding who is protected, covered organizations, types of illegal employment discrimination, and types of employment practices that can be challenged as discriminatory.
  • Clarified process to file a discrimination complaint through the EEOC including updated websites and new phone number
  • Added QR code
  • Newly added information for the federal Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program and coverage of employees of a company with a federal contract or subcontract
  • Clarified process to report a contractor who has violated its nondiscrimination or affirmative action obligations under OFCCP’s authorities
  • Added access information for telecommunications relay services

New York Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of New York must display the new Veteran Benefits and Services, Minimum Wage, and federal EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal posters along with other state-mandated posting requirements where they are sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our New York & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the New York Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.

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