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State Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1st

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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.


“On January 1, we are lifting New York’s minimum wage to help hard-working New Yorkers keep up with rising costs and continue supporting their families,” Governor Hochul said. “If you are a minimum wage worker and you don’t see this increase in your paycheck next year, I urge you to file a wage complaint with the Department of Labor to make sure that you are getting the wage increase you deserve.”

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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