NY gives green light to expanding $15 minimum wage

Governor pushes for minimum wage increase

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December 06, 2019 - 5:48 pm
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -  New York is moving ahead with a law that will raise the minimum wage statewide on New Year's Eve.

The $15 wage will expand to city businesses with 10 or fewer employees starting Dec. 31. Meanwhile, the minimum wage will increase from $12 to $13 in Long Island and Westchester.

The rest of the Empire State, mainly Upstate New York, will see their minimum wage increase to $11.80 from $11.10 at the end of the month. Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget director says several studies show New York's gradual increase in the minimum wage hasn't directly caused a loss in jobs.

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