New York Increases Minimum Wages

State Update Overview

Date Updated December 2020
Labor Law Update The State of New York Minimum Wage Law
What Changed Increased minimum wages.
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster New York Labor Law Poster

The New York State Department of Labor set forth increased minimum hourly rates effective December 31, 2020.

New York Minimum Wage Update

  • In Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, the minimum wage increased from $14.00 per hour to $15.00 per hour.
  • The minimum wage remains the same in NYC at $15.00 per hour.
  • The minimum wage for the remainder of the state remains at $12.50 per hour.

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. New York labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

New York Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of New York must display the Minimum Wage  poster along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our New York & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the New York Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.



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