Long Island is prone to Nor’Easters and other significant snow and weather events. A popular question is whether employers must pay their employees when the business closes due to snow or other inclement weather. Today’s Long Island employment law blog discusses pay issues related to weather emergencies.
Pay Laws in New York
In New York, employees are covered primarily by two laws which concern how employers pay employees. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law which sets requirements for minimum wage and overtime. The New York Labor Law (NYLL) is New York’s counterpart to the FLSA and similarly sets a minimum wage in New York, overtime rules, and other pay related rules such as frequency of payments.