The current minimum wage in New York is $7.25 per hour, which is the federal minimum wage. However, the minimum wage in New York increases from $7.25 per hour to $9.00 per hour over three years starting at the end of 2013.
Scheduled increases include:
- $8.00 - December 31, 2013
- $8.75 - December 31, 2014
- $9.00 - December 31, 2015
The legislation was approved by the NYS Legislature on March 29, 2013.Workers who receive tips are paid under a different minimum wage structure in NY. The minimum wage for workers who receive tips is currently $4.90 per hour for resort hotel workers, $5 per hour for food service workers, $5.50 for car wash workers, and $5.65 per hour for other service employees. If tips aren't sufficient to reach minimum wage, the employer is required to pay the minimum wage for tipped employees, which is not currently scheduled to increase, but will be addressed in the future.
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