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Minimum wage increasing next week in NYS

Workers across the Finger Lakes and New York State may see their paychecks increase starting next week.

Upstate New York will see minimum wage increase from $11.10 to $11.80 per hour on December 31. Minimum wage will next increase to $12.50 an hour on December 31, 2020.

In New York City minimum wage will increase from $13.50 to $15 an hour on December 31st for small businesses with 10 or fewer employees. Currently larger NYC businesses are already required to pay workers $15 an hour. Long Island and Westchester County will boost minimum wage from $12 to $13 on December 31, then to $14 an hour on December 31, 2020, and $15 an hour in 2021.

Beginning in 2021, a schedule for future minimum wage increases in Upstate NY will be determined by the state budget director and the Department of Labor.

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