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The 2017 New York Minimum Wage is $9.70 per hour.

New York Minimum Wage 2017

NY Min Wage:

$9.70

The New York Minimum Wage is currently $9.70 per hour.
The New York Minimum Wage is greater than the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 per hour, so employees in New York are entitled to the higher minimum wage of $9.70 per hour.
Please Note: Fourteen states have raised their minimum wage as of January 1, 2017. Make sure you know any new New York labor laws.

New York Minimum Wage Laws


What is the New York Minimum Wage?

The New York Minimum Wage is the lowest hourly wage that an employee working in New York can legally be paid. Both New York and the federal government have set a legal minimum wage - New York's is $9.70 per hour, while the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Federal law states that the applicable minimum wage is whichever minimum wage is higher.


New York Labor Laws


New York Minimum Wage Exemptions

Certain occupations and employees are exempt from New York and Federal Minimum Wage regulations, including tipped workers, students in high school and college, and certain disabled workers (with a certificate from the New York Department of Labor). Read more about exceptions from New York minimum wage law External Link.

How much do New York Minimum Wage employees earn?

Full time minimum wage workers in New York earn a total of $388.00 per week and approximately $20,176.00 per year (based on a 8 hour days and a 260-day work year) before taxes. The federal poverty threshold for a household of two is $14,570 per year.

New York Overtime Wage Law

All New York employees working over 40 hours in a work week are entitled an overtime wage of at least 1.5 times their regular hourly pay rate - therefore, the overtime minimum wage in NY is $14.55 per hour. In addition, New York law requires all employees working over 0 hours in a single day to be paid overtime.
Some workers or employers are exempt from overtime law including independant contractors, seasonal workers, and some farm workers. Contact the New York Department of Labor for details.

New York Department of Labor Information

If your employer is paying you less then the New York minimum wage, if you believe you are owed back wages for unpaid overtime, or your employer is otherwise violating New York or Federal labor law, the New York Department of Labor is there to help you.

Call your local office of the New York Department of Labor, and and they will advocate on your behalf to ensure your employer becomes compliant and you receive any necessary backwages or compensation. Be sure to have recent paystubs, timesheets, employment contracts, and other important documents on hand when you call.

NY Department of Labor

New York Labor Law Posters

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires all employers in New York to display the 2017 New York Minimum Wage poster along with additional labor law compliance posters in a conspicuous place for all employees to read, such as a hallway or breakroom. Failure to display all required labor law posters can result in a fine.
New York Minimum Wage & Labor Law Poster

New York All-In-One Labor Law Poster

This professional New York labor law poster includes all of the posters needed to satisfy both New York and Federal minimum wage and labor law regulations.

This poster has been updated for 2017, including the recent FMLA poster update. Professionally printed and laminated.

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Notice to all employers: Fourteen states have new minimum wages as of January 2017. Please make sure you have the most up-to-date version of your labor law posters.
Free labor law posters: Basic PDF copies of the Federal Minimum Wage posters can be downloaded from the Department of Labor with the links provided below. Please note that additional posters are also required by Federal and New York law. A professional poster including all required postings can be purchased through the link provided above.
Free New York Minimum Wage Posters

Minimum Wage Jobs in New York

With the current state of the economy, a large amount of the new jobs being created in New York are entry-level, minimum wage positions. Full time, part time, and seasonal minimum wage jobs in New York External Link can be found through local employment listings or a local job search site. You can use the search box below to find current job listings in your area.
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