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New York Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure


New York Wage & Hour Law

  • New York Minimum Wage:  
    • The minimum wage in New York is $15 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in Upstate New York must be paid at least $15 an hour. New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County all have higher minimum wages.

      Suffolk County Minimum Wage

      In Suffolk County, the minimum wage is $15 an hour. 

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in New York and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in New York. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in New York.
    • In New York, your employer may pay you less than the regular minimum wage, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum amount, $15 an hour. The cash minimum wage that must be paid to service employees depends on the industry and area in which you work; check out Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers for more information. 

  • State Labor Board:

New York Unemployment Benefits

  • Benefit Amounts in New York: Learn how unemployment works, how much you'll get, and for how long.
    • In New York, unemployment benefits range from $124 per week to $504 per week.
    • Formula:

      In New York, your weekly benefit amount depends on whether you were paid wages in all four quarters of the base period. 

      If you were paid wages in all four quarters, you will receive:

      • one twenty-sixth of your earnings in the highest paid quarter or $143, whichever is higher, if you earned more than $3,575 in the highest paid quarter, or
      • one twenty-fifth of your earnings in the highest paid quarter or $124, whichever is higher, if you earned $3,575 or less in the highest paid quarter. 

      If you earned wages in only two or three quarters of the base period, your weekly benefit is calculated as follows: 

      • If you earned more than $4,000 in the highest paid quarter of the base period, you will receive one twenty-sixth of your average quarterly earnings during the two highest paid quarters of the base period or $143, whichever is higher. 
      • If you earned between $3,576 and $4,000 in the highest paid quarter, you will receive one twenty-sixth of your earnings during the highest paid quarter of the base period or $143, whichever is higher. 
      • If you earned $3,575 or less during the highest paid quarter, you will receive one twenty-fourth of your earnings during the highest paid quarter or $124, whichever is higher. 

       

    • Duration:

      In New York, you can receive unemployment benefits for a maximum of 26 weeks under state law. 

  • Eligibility: >Whether you qualify for unemployment.
  • How to Apply: How to apply for unemployment in New York.
  • Unemployment Office Near Me? How to find your local unemployment office.

Bankruptcy & Debt


Child Custody & Family Courts in New York 


New York Obamacare


Democracy In New York, Suffolk County, Riverhead 


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