New York County Law
Hours of Work and Office Hours
1. Subject to the constitution and general laws of this state and to the rules and regulations made pursuant thereto, the board of supervisors may fix the number of hours constituting a legal day’s work for all classes of employees of the county and grant to the employing officer or board the power to stagger working hours. Time lost in any week because of inclement weather may be made up during that week and the succeeding three weeks. Nothing herein shall impair the effect of any official proclamation during an emergency.
2. The board of supervisors may fix the hours that the offices of the county clerk, county treasurer, clerk of the board of supervisors and civil office of the sheriff shall be kept open for the transaction of business. If the board of supervisors does not fix the hours that the offices described in this subdivision shall be kept open for the transaction of business, then those offices shall be kept open for the transaction of business every day from at least nine o’clock in the forenoon to five o’clock in the afternoon, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. During the months of July and August, such offices shall be kept open from at least nine o’clock in the forenoon to four o’clock in the afternoon of each day, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
3. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the offices described in subdivision two hereof may close on the day before.
4. The board of supervisors may fix office hours not inconsistent with this chapter or other law.