On December 31, 2017 the minimum wage for Long Island increased. The rate for hourly employees and student workers who are not members of collective bargaining units will be automatically increased to $11 per hour effective December 28, 2017 (the beginning of the pay period).
The Long Island salary schedule is as follows:
|Effective Date||Minimum Wage|
For more information please see the SUNY press release here.
Below are recommendations of student hourly pay based on job duties and responsibilities.
|Level||Recommended Pay||Duties, Responsibilities, and Experience|
|5/29/19||Spring 2019 Ends|
|5/30/19||Summer 2019 Begins|
|8/21/19||Summer 2019 Ends|
|8/22/19||Fall 2019 Begins|
|12/25/19||Fall 2019 Ends|
|12/26/19||Spring 2020 Begins|
|5/27/20||Spring 2020 Ends|
|5/22/19||Spring 2019 Ends|
|7/1/19**||Summer 2019 Begins|
|8/17/19||Summer 2019 Ends|
|8/26/19||Fall 2019 Begins|
**Please note: Summer Federal Work Study positions always begin July 1st every year.
|5/20/19||Spring 2019 Ends|
|5/21/19||Summer 2019 Begins|
|8/25/19||Summer 2019 Ends|
|8/26/19||Fall 2019 Begins|
|12/19/19||Fall 2019 Ends|
|12/20/19||Spring 2020 Begins|
If the first timesheet has been submitted, the employer must submit an e-mail to State Payroll at firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail must include the student’s name, Stony Brook ID number, new hourly wage, budget account number, and effective date of increase.
A department who initially charged a student employee’s salary to one budget account number and wishes at a later date to substitute another account number can accomplish this by creating a new position and clearing the student on a new budget account number. Changing the budget account number on an existing appointment is not permitted.
Paychecks are available on alternate Fridays and should be picked up by 12:00 noon by the authorized signatory from each department. Any discrepancies in a student’s paycheck should be reported immediately to the State Payroll Office and resolved as soon as possible.
A table defining pay period dates can be found on the SOLAR System Web site. On the SOLAR home page, locate the Student Employment Service section. Click the link titled Payroll Periods.
Work Hour Restrictions that are in place for all student employees:
- According to Section 161 of the NYS Labor Law, between Sunday and Saturday a worker must have one consecutive 24 hour period of rest.
- According to Section 162 of the NYS Labor Law, a worker must take a 30 minute break after working 6 consecutive hours. If a student has more than one assignment, they still must take a 30 minute break if 6 hours of consecutive work was performed. Students must take into consideration the time it takes to go from one assignment to another when logging in their hours.
Student Specific hour restrictions for the following students:
- Students on academic probation
- Graduate students receiving a stipend
- International Students
The student employment clearance page will define the specific restrictions for each student.
The total number of hours a FWS student may work during the academic year is determined by the amount of their FWS award, the hourly wage paid to the student, and the number of weeks the student intends to work. For example, a student with a $2,200 FWS award earning $11.00 per hour and working a full academic year (approximately 31 weeks) may work on average six hours per week. A student choosing to work a greater number of hours per week will exhaust their award before the end of the academic year and will not be able to work thereafter through the FWS Program . Federal Work Study students may not work more than 40 hours per week.
- Both the student and the supervisor should closely monitor the FWS student’s award balance to ensure that the student does not work beyond their eligibility. Students who exceed their allocated awards must be compensated through departmental funds.
Students work part-time during the academic year when classes are in session. Campuses may limit the number of hours to 20 hours per week based on campus policy. Students with good academic standing may work more hours (but no more than 25 hours per week) during the academic school year to support the business need.
International students are limited per USCIS regulations to working no more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session.
During the summer period, students may work full time (typically no more than 40 hours). Students appointed in the summer must be enrolled as a full time student in the fall.
The full policy can be found here: https://www.rfsuny.org/media/RFSUNY/Policies/student-titles_pol.htm