New York State Set For ‘Historic’ Minimum Wage Increase
A historic minimum wage increase across New York State will take effect in a few days.
On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide minimum wage increase which will go into effect on New Year's Eve.
Large employers in New York City will be mandated to pay their workers $15 an hour, while small businesses in New York City will see an increase to $13.50.
Workers in Long Island and Westchester will see an increase to $12 dollars an hour while the rest of the state sees the minimum wage increase to $11.10 an hour.
"With the historic increase in the minimum wage, New York continues to set a national example in the fight for economic justice," Cuomo said. "In New York, we believe in a fair day's pay for a fair day's work and are proud to be stepping up for hardworking families and making a real difference in the lives of New Yorkers. We won't stop until every New Yorker is paid the fair wages they deserve."
Gov. Cuomo also launched a Wage Theft Hotline, 1-888-4-NYSDOL, for workers to report employers not complying with the increase.
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