N.Y. Labor Law Section 518
Wages


1.

Limitation.

(a)

“Wages” means all remuneration paid, except that such term does not include remuneration paid to an employee by an employer after eight thousand five hundred dollars have been paid to such employee by such employer with respect to employment during any calendar year, except that such term does not include remuneration paid to an employee by an employer with respect to employment during any calendar year beginning with the first day of that exceeds January 2014 $10,300 January 2015 $10,500 January 2016 $10,700 January 2017 $10,900 January 2018 $11,100 January 2019 $11,400 January 2020 $11,600 January 2021 $11,800 January 2022 $12,000 January 2023 $12,300 January 2024 $12,500 January 2025 $12,800 January 2026 $13,000 and each year thereafter on the first day of January that exceeds sixteen percent of the state’s average annual wage as determined by the commissioner on an annual basis pursuant to § 529 (Average annual wage)section five hundred twenty-nine of this article; provided, however, that in calculating such maximum amount of remuneration, the amount arrived at by multiplying the state’s average annual wage times sixteen percent shall be rounded up to the nearest hundred dollars. In no event shall the state’s annual average wage be reduced from the amount determined in the previous year. The term “employment” includes for the purposes of this subdivision services constituting employment under any unemployment compensation law of another state or the United States.

(b)

Subject to the same limitation the term “wages” includes also all compensation paid by an employer to persons in his employ with respect to which he is not liable for contributions under any other unemployment insurance law, even though such compensation is not remuneration as defined by § 517 (Remuneration)section five hundred seventeen of this article, or the services of such persons are not in employment as defined by § 511 (Employment)section five hundred eleven of this article, if the employer is liable for a tax on such compensation under the federal unemployment tax act.

2.

Joint consideration. If an employer has acquired all or substantially all, or a segregable portion of the assets of another employer liable for contributions under this article, or has acquired all or a segregable portion of the organization, trade or business of another employer liable for contributions pursuant to subdivision seven of § 581 (Experience rating)section five hundred eighty-one of this article, remuneration paid by both employers shall be deemed paid by a single employer for the purposes of this section.

Source: Section 518 — Wages, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/LAB/518 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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