Farmworker’s Wage Commission decides to lower extension threshold to 40 hours
ALBANY — The Farm Laborer Wage Board agreed Friday to pave the way for a 40-hour workweek for New York City farmworkers, a landmark move that was swiftly criticized by the agriculture industry and the Republican Party.
The decision, 2 to 1 from the panel, would lower the current threshold of 60 overtime hours for farmworkers over a 10-year period, which would reach 40 hours by 2032. The council agreed to lower the threshold to four hours. per week every two years from 2024.