New York Wage Board Recommends $15 Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

The New York Wage Board has voted in favor of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers, which will be phased in over the next few years.  The Board’s recommendation will now be submitted to the Commissioner of Labor, who can accept, reject or modify the Wage Board’s recommendations.  In the meantime, there is a 15 day comment period during which interested parties can comment on the the Wage Board’s proposal.  The proposed minimum wage increase for fast food workers is as follows:

For New York City

  • $10.50 on December 31, 2015
  • $12.00 on December 31, 2016
  • $13.50 on December 31, 2017
  • $15.00 on December 31, 2018

For the rest of New York State

  • $9.75 on December 31, 2015
  • $10.75 on December 31, 2016
  • $11.75 on December 31, 2017
  • $12.75 on December 31, 2018
  • $13.75 on December 31, 2019
  • $14.50 on December 31, 2020
  • $15.00 on July 1, 2021

 

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