NY Minimum Wage Updates

December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016 LI Advantage

NY Minimum Wage Updates

On December 31, 2016, minimum wage for all New York employees is increasing.  Please note that Advantage will not automatically increase employees’ rates of pay when these or any other minimum wage increases take effect.  This year’s increases are as follows:

General Minimum Wage Rate Schedule as of 12/31/16


NYC- large employer (11+ees) $11.00
NYC- small employer (10 or fewer ees) $10.50
Long Island/Westchester $10.00
Remainder of NY State $9.70


In addition to the above changes, new minimum wage rates are also in place for tipped employees.  Please see below for the different classifications:


Hospitality Industry/Fast Food Workers- Summary

Detailed Hospitality Industry Rates for Employers- including allowances/meal credits/etc

Other Service Industries- Summary

Please speak with your CPA or financial professional if you need help determining what classification your employees fall into. 

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