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April 1, 2016

NY State Budget Deal to Include $15 Minimum Wage

From Syracuse.com |By Mike McAndrew | mmcandrew@syracuse.com  
March 31,2016 at 9:44 PM, updated April 01, 2016 at 6:45 AM 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. ‑‑ Gov. Andrew Cuomo made official Thursday night that the state budget deal he reached with Legislature leaders includes a $15 an hour minimum wage.

Here are the details:

  • For workers in New York City employed by large businesses (those with at least 11 employees), the minimum wage would rise to $11 at the end of 2016, then another $2 each year after, reaching $15 on 12/31/2018. 
     
  • For workers in New York City employed by small businesses (those with 10 employees or fewer), the minimum wage would rise to $10.50 by the end of 2016, then another $1.50 each year after, reaching $15 on 12/31/2019.
     
  • For workers in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties, the minimum wage would increase to $10 at the end of 2016, then $1 each year after, reaching $15 on 12/31/2021. 
     
  • For workers in the rest of the state, in Upstate New York, the minimum wage would increase to $9.70 at the end of 2016, then another 70 cents each year after until reaching $12.50 on 12/31/2020. After that, it may continue to increase to $15 on an indexed schedule to be set by the director of the Division of Budget in consultation with the Department of Labor.

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