In New York City, the minimum wage is $13.50 per hour for businesses with less than 10 employees, and $15.00 per hour for businesses with more than 11 employees. Outside New York City the minimum wage is $11.10 per hour.
The minimum wage will continue to increase every year across New York State until it reaches $15.00 per hour in 2020. The minimum wage will become $15 per hour for all employers in New York City and $11.80 per hour statewide on December 31, 2019.
Wage orders published by the Department of Labor can modify the minimum wage rate for workers in certain industries. Businesses should contact the Department of Labor if they will apply any credits, such as meals or tips, towards meeting the minimum wage rate. It is illegal to pay employees below the wage rate.
Under the Wage Theft Prevention Act, private employers in New York State must provide all of their employees (both exempt and non-exempt) with a pay notice. This pay notice must include the following information:
- Pay rate
- Basis of wages (hourly, shift, day, week, piece, etc.)
- Pay day
- Intent to claim any allowances towards the minimum wage
- The Doing Business As (DBA) name of the employer
- Contact information of the employer, such as the address and telephone number
Businesses should keep copies of all of their pay notices.
For more information about the minimum wage or other labor regulations, please contact the Department of Labor.
For more information, contact:
Division of Labor Standards
State Office Building Campus, Building 12
Albany, NY 12240
Phone: (518) 457-9000
Or: (888) 469-7365