Syracuse, New York – The minimum wage will rise in all parts of New York State outside of New York next month.
The minimum hourly wage will rise to $ 12.50 from $ 11.80 on December 31, 2020, anywhere outside of New York, Long Island and Westchester County. This increase of 70 cents per hour will mean an additional $ 28 per week for the salary of a full-time, minimum wage worker.
On December 31
New York will not see a change in its minimum wage, which is already $ 15 an hour. (Employers in New York with 11 or more workers must pay a minimum of $ 15 per hour from December 31, 2018. Employers in New York with 10 or fewer workers must pay a minimum of $ 15 per hour from December 31, 2019)
Long Island and Westchester should reach $ 15 an hour by the end of 2021.
But it is unclear when interest rates will rise to $ 15 in the state. From 2021, annual increases in New York State will be determined by the Commissioner of Labor on or before October 1, based on economic indices, including the consumer price index.
The state’s differentiated schedule for raising the minimum wage was set by the legislature in 2016, with the ultimate goal of raising wages to $ 15 an hour across the state.
Lawmakers decided to raise interest rates to $ 15 earlier in the state because of the higher cost of living there.
There are different rates for fast food workers and tips. The table below summarizes the entire state minimum wage schedule:
The state has created an online tool to help workers quickly set their minimum wage. The tool records the date, place of work and any advice the employee receives.
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