The states of New York and Maine have finally released their minimum wage updates, required for posting by all employers in those states. While the update does not leave much time for posting by the given deadlines, compliance officers are generally accepting of the late notification. Businesses subscribed to our automatic updates in Maine and New York will receive new posters before January 7, 2017 - which is the deadline in Maine.
The new minimum wage in the state of Maine is $9 per hour, effective January 7, 2017. The new minimum wage in New York varies by region; in New York City, employers with 10 or less employees must pay $10.50 per hour and those with 11 or more employees must pay $11 per hour. In Long Island and Westchester County, the minimum wage is $10 per hour. The remainder of New York State must pay $9.70 per hour. These numbers are expected to increase again at the end of 2017.
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