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Minimum Wage

Employers must pay workers for every hour worked, including work before and/or after scheduled shift and time spent traveling during the workday.

As of December 31, 2017, these minimum wages apply:

Minimum Wages in New York City – Rate Schedule 12/31/17 12/31/18 12/31/19
Fast Food Employers
Any number of workers $13.50 $15.00
All Other Employers
10 or fewer workers $12.00 $13.50 $15.00
11 or more workers $13.00 $15.00

There are special rates for tipped workers.

For information or to file a complaint, contact:

New York State Department of Labor
888-469-7365 | labor.ny.gov

New York State Department of Labor – NYC District Office
212-775-3880

U.S. Department of Labor – Division Office in NYC
212-264-8185