ITHACA, N.Y. — On January 1, 2020 New York farms will have to pay overtime wages (1.5 times the ‘regular rate of pay’) for nearly all employees that work over 60 hours a week.
Researchers and extension educators from Cornell University Agricultural Workforce Development, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cooperative Extension and PRO-DAIRY, have developed several tools to help New York farms manage through these changes.
- Have you fully accounted for all applicable labor costs when estimating overtime impacts? Our overtime calculator accounts for employer taxes, worker’s compensation and helps you track the impacts of changing overtime regulations on your farm business. We provide information on the net financial impacts to your business, plus several visuals and tables to help you compare changing costs.
- Have you considered all relevant all options for how your farm business will respond to New York’s new labor regulations? We outline the pros and cons of different approaches to managing through changing labor regulations in our extension bulletin “Adapting Your Labor Strategies to New York’s Revised Farm Employment Laws.”
–College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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