Minimum wages in New York are set to increase in phases. Rates vary by location:

For New York City, Long Island, and Westchester

January 1, 2024: $16.00 

January 1, 2025: $16.50

January 1, 2026: $17.00

For the rest of New York State

January 1, 2024: $15.00 

January 1, 2025: $15.50

January 1, 2026: $16.00

There are exceptions to these rates 

For example, if you get tips, your employer may be able to pay you less if you make minimum wage with tips. Also, home care aides’ base wage rates differ from the minimum wage.

Your rights regarding minimum wage

1. You have a right to minimum wage regardless of immigration status.

2. It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you because you ask for minimum wage.

To check your minimum wage

On the Department of Labor website, there is a tool to help you determine the minimum cash wage to be paid to you by your employer.

If you are not being paid the minimum wage, file a complaint

Call the New York State Department of Labor at (888) 469-7365.

If you have questions

Call Mobilization For Justice at (212) 417-3838, Tuesdays, 2 pm – 5 pm.

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Last Reviewed: March 28, 2024