21 Dec Minimum wage rates in New York are set to go up (and become more complicated) on December 31, 2016
Minimum wage rates across New York will go up on December 31, 2016. The increases will not be uniform, however, as the new wage rates vary based on the location and number of employees of the employer in question.
As of December 31, 2016, for employees other than workers in fast food establishments:
In New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island) the new minimum wage is as follows:
- for business with 10 or fewer employees: $10.50 per hour
- for business with 11 or more employees: $11.00 per hour
In Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties: $10.00 per hour, regardless of the number of employees.
In the all other New York counties: $9.70 per hour, regardless of the number of employees
As of December 31, 2016, the minimum wage for fast food employees inside New York City will be $12.00 per hour; the minimum wage for fast food workers outside New York City will be $10.75.