New York Continuing Plan To Raise The Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

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ALBANY – New York has moved forward with its plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

The State Department of Labor announced Monday the next phase requires the wage to increase to $15 per hour on Long Island and in Westchester, matching the wage already set in NYC.

Elsewhere statewide the wage will be required to increase to $13.20 per hour, based on economic factors and indices.

The announcement follows a required report by the Division of the Budget, which found evidence of pressure for wages to rise during the ongoing labor shortage.

The changes are slated to take effect on December 31.


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