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Ringing in 2020 with a Higher Minimum Wage

Before the ball drops on 2019, employers throughout New York will see an increase in the minimum wage.

  • In New York City, for employers with 10 or less employees, the minimum wage is increasing to $15.00 an hour on December 31st. For large employers, i.e., those with 11 or more employees, minimum wage is already $15 an hour.
  • For employers in Long Island and Westchester County, the minimum wage is increasing to $13.00 an hour on December 31st.
  • For the rest of the State of New York, minimum wage will increase to $11.80 on December 31st.

The hospitality industry has a separate wage order with differing minimum wage rates.

In Connecticut, minimum wage increased to $11 an hour in October and will increase again to $12 an hour on September 1, 2020.

Employers should be aware of these increases and ensure they are in compliance. 

Brody and Associates regularly advises management on complying with state and federal employment laws including wage and hour laws.  If we can be of assistance in this area, please contact us at info@brodyandassociates.com or 203.454.0560.