On December 31, 2016, the minimum wage in New York State will rise to $9.70 as part of a gradual increase to $15/hour sometime after 2020. Even though the scheduled increase is publicly known, the required documentation for employers is not yet available.
A recent email from the New York State Department of Labor stated, "As of now, the guidelines and other related documents regarding the New York State Minimum Wage increase ofDecember 31, 2016have not been made available to the public." The email went on to say, "The guidelines should be available before December 31, 2016."
Often, State and Federal compliance officers allow a grace period for posting updates when they first become available. However, that cannot always be guaranteed. For news and updates regarding the New York State Minimum Wage increase and its corresponding documentation, please stay tuned to our blog.
Update: 12/27/16 - New York State posters are now available. Click here for information about ordering a subscription.