New York Building Service Industry

New York has established minimum wage and overtime regulations specific to the building service industry. For purposes of New York’s minimum wage and overtime laws, the building service industry is defined to include any person, corporation, or establishment engaged in whole or in part in renting, servicing, cleaning, maintaining, selling, or managing buildings or building space. It also includes all occupations, operations, and services connected with or incidental thereto. The industry includes, but is not limited to, real estate owners, building owners, operators, lessors, managing agents, and independent contractors.

The building service industry does not include:

  • building trades contractors engaged exclusively in the field of construction; or
  • buildings owned, operated, and used solely for religious, charitable, or educational purposes by a nonprofit organization organized exclusively for religious, charitable or educational purposes, whose net earnings do not inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

NY Admin. Rules 141-3.1 For those entities that do not fall within the building service industry, other minimum wage and overtime regulations may apply.

Find out more about New York’s minimum wage and overtime regulations specific to the building service industry.


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