New York 2016 Minimum Wage Increase

New York State’s minimum wage increases to $9.00 per hour beginning December 31, 2015.

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New Year’s Eve revelers will be celebrating more than just the ball drop in Times Square this year. Roughly 4.3% of New Yorkers will also be celebrating their new minimum wage pay increase.

Beginning December 31, 2015, New York State’s minimum wage will increase to $9.00 per hour after a series of increases, the previous rate being $8.75.

New posters will be available for printing on 12/31/15.  A summary listing of rates for all industries can be found on our forms page.  If you have questions, please review our

New York Minimum Wage Poster

Although the New York Department of Labor announced the rate increase, the new posting required for New York workplaces will not be released until the first effective day of the increased rate, which is December 31, 2015.

Once the new minimum wage posting is released, GovDocs will offer it as part of our New York Poster Compliance Package along with other workplace postings required for New York employers:

  • Minimum Wage Information
  • Discrimination
  • Laws Governing the Employment of Minors (Child Labor)
  • Time Allowed To Vote
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Deduction from Wages
  • Tip Appropriation
  • No Smoking
  • New York Correction Law Article 23-A

Order the New York Poster Compliance Package and save 20%. Use coupon code BLOG20.

New York Wage Orders

Certain New York employers must adhere to industry-specific deviations from the State’s standard minimum wage and hours worked, including those businesses categorized as:

Incidentally, if you have a young relative looking for a name for their garage band, why not suggest the New York Wage Orders? The first four albums practically name themselves.

In other music news, Central Park is bracing for winter. Enjoy the last hurrah of Autumn in New York with Billie Holiday.

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