Legal Alert: New York Minimum Wage To Increase on December 31, 2016



December 5, 2016 — The New York State minimum wage will increase on December 31, 2016, as follows:

  • For employers in New York City with 10 or fewer employees, the new minimum wage will be $10.50/ hour;
  • For employers in New York City with 11 or more employees, the new minimum wage will be $11/hour;
  • For employers in Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester Counties, the new minimum wage will be $10/hour; and
  • For employers outside of New York City, Suffolk County, Nassau County and Westchester County, the new minimum wage will be $9.70/ hour.
  • The minimum wage will increase every year through at least 2021, so employers are advised to keep that mind when assessing salaries.

Please contact the White Plains office of the Pro Bono Partnership at 914-328-0674 if you have any questions.