As of December 31, 2019, the New York minimum wage increased from $11.10 per hour to $11.80 per hour, and, in certain parts of New York, the minimum wage increased to an even higher amount then.
Generally, in New York City, the minimum wage is $15.00 per hour.
Regulations called “Wage Orders” may set different minimum wage levels for particular industries, such as the hospitality industry. New York’s Hospitality Industry Wage Order (“Hospitality Wage Order”) has set the minimum wage for fast food workers in New York City at $15.00 per hour effective December 31, 2018. For fast food employees outside of New York City covered by the same Wage Order, the minimum wage is $13.75 per hour effective December 31, 2019 and it will increase in increments until it reaches $15.00 per hour effective July 1, 2021.
Importantly, the minimum wage may apply to workers whether they are undocumented or not, paid off the books or not, or paid hourly, daily, weekly or on some other basis.
If you believe you have not been paid minimum wage, please contact Law Office of Finn W. Dusenbery for a free consultation at (212) 583-0030.