New York State's Minimum Wage

New York State's Minimum Wage

Raising the Minimum Wage to $15

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour statewide was a major priority of former Governor Cuomo's 2016 Built to Lead Agenda. The Governor's plan takes the needs of workers and businesses alike into account.

On December 31, 2018, the third wage increase went into effect, enacting the $15 minimum wage for workers in New York City employed by businesses with 11 or more employees.

The wage increases are calibrated by industry and by region in order to provide businesses ample time to adjust. Additional information is available for tipped, fast food and other workers not covered by the general wage.

Information for Workers

Questions on New York's Minimum Wage

Call 1 (888) 4-NYSDOL (469-7365)

Information for Businesses

Posting Requirements

Employers are required by law to post the relevant information on New York State’s minimum wage in a prominent area within the workplace. Workers must be able to see and easily access the posting.

Minimum Wage Increase

Raising the Minimum Wage in New York