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2017 Minimum Wage Hike: What You Need To Know

February 01, 2017

Effective December 31, 2016, New York no longer has a state wide minimum wage. In 2017, the minimum wage is based on where employees work. Also, in New York City rates depend on the number of people you employ.

WORK LOCATION MINIMUM WAGE
New York City (11 or more employees) $11.00
New York City (1-10 employees) $10.50
Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties $10.00
All other New York State Counties $9.70

Other Significant Changes:Minimum Wage

  • Businesses with workers in multiple regions can either: (1) pay the highest applicable minimum wage rate to all employees, or (2) pay the applicable minimum wage for that geographic region.
  • When counting employees in New York City, all employees, including part-time and seasonal employees, as well as workers employed by more than one entity count.
  • Minimum wage rates in New York also will increase on December 31st of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Consult with employment counsel if you have any questions about the applicable minimum wage rate or other wage issues.