The diocesan office had previously advised parishes of changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which may affect parishes and their lay employees. We then advised parishes that the FLSA changes were halted by a federal injunction.
However, as of December 31, 2016, New York State labor laws have changed. New York State now requires employers (outside of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties) to pay exempt employees (employees not eligible for overtime pay) in Executive or Administrative positions at least $727.50 per week. (New York State law does not set a salary threshold for exempt Professional employees and thus the federal salary of $455 per week applies). The salary threshold for New York State exempt Executive and Adminstrative employees will continue to increase annually, up to $937.50 per week on and after December 31, 2020.
More questions? Contact Cathy Hobart in the diocesan office.