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New York State Minimum Wage Laws

The Minimum Wage Act requires that all employees in New York State receive at least $9.00 per hour. This includes domestic workers. Regulations known as ‘Wage Orders’ set certain requirements that are industry specific.

In summary:

* As of December 31, 2015, the Minimum Wage for individuals working in the fast food industry is $10.50 per hour in New York City, and $9.75 per hour in the rest of the state.

* As of December 31, 2015, the Minimum Cash Wage for Tipped Workers in the Hospitality Industry is $7.50 per hour if they earn enough in tips.

* As of December 31, 2015, the Minimum Wage for other Tipped Workers is $7.65 per hour if they earn at least $1.35 per hour in tips, or $6.80 per hour if they earn at least $2.20 per hour in tips.

* As of December 31, 2015, the Minimum Wage for all other workers is $9.00 per hour.

For more information: New York State Department of Labor