New York State Releases Updated Minimum Wage Notice

December 11th, 2017

As we reported back in October, on December 31, 2017, the minimum wage in New York will increase by varying amounts, depending on an employer’s location.

The New York Department of Labor has just released the Miscellaneous Industry Employees minimum wage notice, which has a revision date of 12/17. The notice reflects different hourly wage rates for the following regions, effective 12/31/17 through 12/30/18:

  • New York City
  • Long Island & Westchester County
  • The remainder of New York State

Our team is hard at work on the New York poster, which should soon be on its way to our clients.

Minimum Wage Rates for Miscellaneous Industry Employees

In New York City

For large employers (11 or more employees), the minimum wage in New York City will increase to $13.00 per hour.

For small employers (10 or fewer employees), the minimum wage will increase to $12.00 per hour.

In Long Island & Westchester County

The minimum wage will increase to $11.00 per hour in Long Island and Westchester County.

In the Remainder of New York State

In the remainder of New York State, the minimum wage will increase to $10.40 per hour.

Future Minimum Wage Increases

As we reported previously, the regional minimum wage rates for miscellaneous industry employees in New York State are scheduled to increase on December 31 of each year, until they reach $15.00 per hour.

We Can Help You Stay in Compliance

If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to order our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan, so that you will automatically receive the updated New York State poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the year, you can count on us to keep you in compliance!


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