NY fast-food workers get latest minimum wage increase

The struggle to increase minimum pay is still

The struggle to increase minimum pay is still

"The minimum wage increase, new paid family leave requirements and the state's proposed employee scheduling regulations are concerning to employers in the area", he said.

Since the passage of the amendment and the enactment of Florida's minimum wage law in 2005, the state minimum wage has risen $2.10 an hour, or 34 percent, since the original wage was set at $6.15 in 2005.

There's some good news for Ohio's minimum wage workers.

Another minimum wage hike will be coming for NY workers Sunday.

New York City fast-food workers will be paid $15 an hour beginning December 31, 2018. Businesses have stated that if they pay less than $15 an hour, they have retention issues.

Workers employed by big businesses (those with at least 11 employees), will receive a $13 per hour minimum wage, an increase from their $11 wage.

There is also a misconception that those working minimum wage jobs are mostly young people, but that's not true.

The minimum wage will rise to $11 an hour for workers in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties and $10.40 an hour for employees in the rest of the state. The minimum wage covers fast-food workers at more than 130 chains operating in NY, including Arby's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza, KFC, McDonalds, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy's.

The liberal-leaning Cleveland think tank estimates another 478,000 workers who earn a little more than minimum wage will likely get a bump in pay because employers will adjust their pay scales to reflect the higher state rate. When the wages increase, it makes it "cost effective" for employers to look for alternatives like self-check outs and other automated systems.

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