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.