Minimum Wage Increases for New York and New Jersey
As of December 31st, 2016 minimum wage increases went into effect for New York State. As of January 1st, 2017 minimum wage increases went into effect in the state of New Jersey along with 17 other states across the country.
New York City’s minimum wage requirements for employers with 11 or more employees must pay non-tipped employees $11.00 an hour, and tipped employees at least $8.30 or $9.35 an hour. New York City’s employers with 10 or less employees must pay non-tipped employees $10.50 an hour, and tipped employees at least $7.95 or $8.90 an hour.
Long Island and Westchester County’s minimum wage increased to $10.00 per hour for non-tipped employees, and at least $7.55 or $8.50 for tipped employees.
The remainder of New York State must pay non-tipped employees $9.70 per hour, and tipped employees at least $7.35 or $8.25 per hour.
New Jersey’s minimum wage across the state is now $8.44 per hour for all employees in hotel and motel, seasonal amusement, food service, and first processing of farm product industries.