New York Minimum Wage Increase for Fast Food Industry

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On July 31, 2015, the Fast Food Wage Board filed its report with the New York Department of Labor to recommend an increase in minimum wage rate to $15 for employees in fast food establishments. The report is available by clicking here.  The Wage Board recommends that the new $15 minimum wage rate be phased in to take effect by December 31, 2018 for New York City and by July 1, 2021 for the rest of the state based on the following schedules:
For New York City:
$10.50 on December 31, 2015
$12.00 on December 31, 2016
$13.50 on December 31, 2017
$15.00 on December 31, 2018
For the rest of the New York State:
$9.75 on December 31, 2015
$10.75 on December 31, 2016
$11.75 on December 31, 2017
$12.75 on December 31, 2018
$13.75 on December 31, 2019
$14.50 on December 31, 2020
$15.00 on July 1, 2021
Any objections to the recommendations should be filed by August 15, 2015 by e-mail at wageboard@labor.ny.gov or by regular mail to NYS Department of Labor Wage Board Objections, Building 12 Room 586, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12240.  Additional information can be found at: http://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/wageboard2015.shtm.

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