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February 27, 2020


When: Friday, February 28, 2020 – 11:00 a.m.

What: Hearing on the overtime work threshold for farm laborers in New York State

Who: New York State Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon, other Department of Labor officials, and members of the Wage Board

Where: New York State Museum Cultural Education Center, Clark Auditorium, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230

Media RSVP:
Phone: 518.457.5519

About the Hearings

On Monday, February 24, 2020, New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced that she will convene a wage board to hold public hearings to hear testimony to consider the existing overtime work threshold for farm laborers and the extent to which the overtime work threshold may be lowered in New York State. 

This hearing is the first of five that have been scheduled throughout the State.  Testimony will be heard from farm laborers, agricultural employers, academic experts, and elected officials, among others. All attendees are encouraged to preregister. Speakers will be scheduled on a first come first served basis. Individuals can register at:

If an individual cannot attend this or any of the wage board hearings they can submit testimony to

Additional public hearings will take place on:

  • Friday  3/13 – 11am – Syracuse – Onondaga Community College, Storer Auditorium,  4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY  13215
  • Monday  3/23 – 11am – Binghamton – Binghamton University, Symposium Hall, Center of Excellence Building Innovative Technology Complex, 45 Murray Hill Road, Vestal, NY 13850
  • Thursday  4/16 – 11am – Long Island – Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
  • Thursday 4/23 – 11am – Batavia – Genesee Community College, William Stuart Forum, 1 College Rd., Batavia, NY


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