Minimum Wage Going Up In New York State | WAMC

Minimum Wage Going Up In New York State

Dec 27, 2016

 

The minimum wage is going up at year's end throughout New York state.

Within New York City the wage will rise from $9 to $11 per hour, though the increase will be smaller for employees of small businesses. Their wage will increase to $10.50 an hour.

On Long Island and in Westchester County, the minimum wage will go to $10 an hour, and elsewhere in the state it will go to $9.70.

The regionalized, phased-in increases are part of a plan approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers earlier this year to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15.

The increases go into effect on the last day of the year.

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