Friday, December 16, 2016

New York State Minimum Wage Increase

Upcoming Minimum Wages Increase!

The Minimum Wage rates are scheduled to increase each year on 12/31 until they reach $15.00 per hour. Employers must post a Minimum Wage Information poster in their establishment.

Effective December 31, 2016 the New York State Minimum Wage is going up... Please see the chart below for the correct rates. The rates in NYC are based upon the number of employees you have.

Long Island and Westchester have separate rates as well... And the remainder of NY State fall under one rate.

General Minimum Wage Rate Schedule
NYC - Large Employers (of 11 or more)$11.00$13.00$15.00
NYC - Small Employers (10 or less)$10.50$12.00$13.50$15.00
Long Island & Westchester$10.00$11.00$12.00$13.00$14.00$15.00
Remainder of New York State$9.70$10.40$11.10$11.80$12.50*

If you are are clear on what rate applies to your business, you can refer to the NYS DOL website.