Changes to minimum wage in New York State take effect December 31, 2016. The minimum wage rate is tiered by region and depends on the geographic location of the workplace, the size of the employer’s workforce, and the calendar year. Below is a breakdown of the rate schedule:
|Minimum Wage Rate Schedule|
|NYC-Large Employers (11 or more)||$11.00||$13.00||$15.00|
|NYC-Small Employers (10 or fewer)||$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 NY State||$9.70||$10.40||$11.10||$11.80||$12.50||*|
* After 12/31/20, annual increases for the remainder of New York State will continue until the rate reaches $15.00. The increases will be published by the Commissioner of Labor on or before October 1.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss these changes and how they may affect your business.