Raising the Minimum Wage
New York's current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is below that of 19 other states and prior adjustments have not kept up with increases in the cost of living.
Governor Cuomo proposed to raise the minimum wage to $8.75 an hour.
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) helps collect wages owed to citizen and non-citizen workers who have not received the minimum wage. Once a claim is filed, the NYSDOL investigates and endeavors to collect on claims for:
- Unpaid wages
- Withheld wages
- Illegal deductions
The NYSDOL also enforces the rules that forbid employers from:
- Taking illegal kickbacks from wages
- Appropriating tips
Visit the NYSDOL Labor Standards website to learn about your rights as a worker in the State.