As of December 31, 2015, New York State's minimum wage is $9.00 per hour. New posters and an updated summary listing of rates for all industries are available on our forms page. If you have questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions. If you need additional assistance or want to file a complaint, please call: 1-888-4NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).
Minimum Wage Increases
Beginning December 31, 2013, New York State’s minimum wage increased in a series of three annual changes as follows:
$8.00 on 12/31/13
$8.75 on 12/31/14
$9.00 on 12/31/15
The Labor Standards Division has a staff of investigators who enforce the New York State Minimum Wage Act. This includes four minimum wage orders and the Minimum Wage Standards for Farm Workers. These laws, with specified exceptions, apply to all workers in New York State. They also cover people who are subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Please read all of the information at thetop of this page pertaining to the upcoming minimum wage increase!
The New York State minimum wage is $9.00 per hour as of December 31, 2015.
Employers must display a Minimum Wage information poster where workers can see it.
View or print the Minimum Wage Posters, Wage Orders and Wage Summaries. You will find the links to the Posters at the top of the page. Please scroll down to find the links to the Wage Orders and Summaries.
The Department of Labor helps collect wages owed to workers who have not received the minimum wage, once they file a claim with us. Labor Standards investigates and endeavors to collect on these claims for:
We also enforce the rules that forbid employers from:
Labor Standards investigates and endeavors to collect claims for any unpaid benefits or wage supplements that the employer has agreed to provide. An employer is guilty of a misdemeanor if he or she fails to provide employees the benefits and wage supplements that were agreed upon.
Wage supplements include:
Every employer is required to notify employees in writing or by publicly posting the employer's policy on sick leave, vacation, personal leave, holidays and hours of work.
Fill out the LS 223 to claim unpaid wages if your employer...
Fill out the LS 425 to claim unpaid wage supplements if your employer promised you (verbally or in writing) and didn't pay you...
Do not fill out the LS 223 or LS 425 to file a claim because you are not covered if ...
Submit completed claim forms to:NYS DOL
Labor Standards enforces Minimum Wage standards for Farm Workers.
We review the applications of entities that bring migrant farm labor into the state:
We issue certificates of registration to those who qualify.
We enforce compliance with the conditions set forth in the registration and also issues permits to labor camp commissaries.
We enforce the restrictions on industrial homework set forth in the Industrial Homework Law and the Homework Orders.
We issue licenses to qualified applicants to operate employment agencies outside New York City. We enforce the laws and regulations that relate to their operation and the fees they may charge.
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