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Minimum Wage Increasing on January 1st


Starting on January 1st, 2024, the minimum wage in the state will once again increase. This increase will bring the minimum wage to $15 dollars per hour for Upstate New York.

“New York’s historic minimum wage increase will help to ensure that New Yorkers can continue to keep pace with rising costs,” Governor Hochul said. “Starting January 1, minimum wage workers who do not see the increase reflected in their paychecks are urged to file a complaint with the Department of Labor to make sure that they get the wages they are owed.”

The Governor’s Office says part of the fiscal year 2024 budget was an agreement to increase the state minimum wage through 2026 and index it to inflation beginning in 2027. The next minimum wage increase will be .50 cents in 2025 and 2026. Then in 2027, the increase will be determined by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers in the Northeast Region.

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