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New York Compensation
Employees covered by New York's minimum wage law must be paid $9.70 an hour.
All employees are covered except for:
- farm workers;
- cab drivers;
- members of religious orders; and
- volunteers at recreational or amusement events that last up to eight consecutive days.
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Employers covered by New York's wage payment law must pay manual workers at least weekly and all other salaried workers at least twice a month. Commissioned salespersons must be paid at least once a month.
All employees are covered, except those specifically exempt by statute; among those exempt are executive, administrative or professional employees earning more than $900 a week.
New York Unemployment:
Taxable Wage Base ($000s): 10,900
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages) 4.1
Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages) None
Period Effective Calendar Year 2017
New York Income Tax Withholding
New York requires employers to withhold state income tax from their employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Taxation and Finance.
All employers paying wages subject to New York's income tax law must withhold from all payments of taxable wages paid to residents regardless of where their services are performed, and from payments of taxable wages paid to nonresidents for services performed within the state.
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New York Voting Rights:
Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours Yes
Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave Time Off with Pay Limited to 2 Hours
All employers in New York must allow employees time off to vote if the employees do not have sufficient time to vote before or after work. This summary is restricted to coverage of private employers.
The law does not specify the exact amount of voting time leave that must be granted, but employees that have four consecutive nonwork hours while the polls are open are not entitled to voting time leave.
Temporary Disability Insurance:
Most New York employers are required to provide disability insurance for employees. Coverage may be provided through the state insurance fund, private insurance or self-insurance. Both employees and employers must contribute to the plan.
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