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New Minimum Wage New York

In April, Governor Cuomo signed into law a major increase in the minimum wage paid by New York employers. The wage hike will be implemented incrementally starting at the end of 2016, with different rates of increase applicable depending on the size and location of the business, as follows:

For New York City employees working for companies with 11 or more employees:

  1. $11 as of 12/31/16

  2. $13 as of 12/31/17

  3. $15 as of 12/31/18

For New York City employees employed by companies with 10 or fewer employees:

  1. $10.50 as of 12/31/16

  2. $12 as of 12/31/17

  3. $13.50 as of 12/31/18

  4. $15 as of 12/31/19

For employees in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties:

  1. $10 as of 12/31/16

  2. $11 as of 12/31/17

  3. $12 as of 12/31/18

  4. $13 as of 12/31/19

  5. $14 as of 12/31/20

  6. $15 as of 12/31/21

For workers elsewhere in New York State:

  1. $9.70 as of 12/31/16

  2. $10.40 as of 12/31/17

  3. $11.10 as of 12/31/18

  4. $11.80 as of 12/31/19

  5. $12.50 as of 12/31/20

  6. Indexed increases thereafter until reaching $15.

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