On 4/4/2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the 2016 to 2017 New York State Budget, which includes a gradual increase in the minimum wage to ultimately $15 per hour. The effective dates of the minimum wage rates depend on where the employee works and the size of the employer. The chart below summarizes the scheduled minimum wage increases.
|Employee Location||Employer Size||Effective Date||Minimum Wage Rate|
|New York City||11+ employees||12/31/2016||$11.00|
|10 or less employees||12/31/2016||$10.50|
|Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties||All employers||12/31/2016||$10.00|
|Remainder of NY State||All employers||12/31/2016||$9.70|
|The minimum wage will continue to increase to $15.00 on an indexed schedule to be set by the Director of the Division of Budget and the Department of Labor.|
To access the text of the law, please refer to Part K of the 2016 to 2017 New York State Budget.
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