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The Economic Impact of Overtime Pay for New York State Agriculture

Pursuant to the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act (FLFLPA), the state of New York has assembled a wage board to consider changes to the overtime wage threshold for farmworkers. The threshold is currently 60 hours per week. The wage board can recommend that the threshold remain at 60 hours, or that it be reduced. This report outlines the economic impact that changes to the overtime threshold could have on the agricultural sector in New York.

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