Minimum wage increases are coming: What it means for New Yorkers

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Source: ithaca journal
By Chad Arnold
December 19, 2018

New York will ring in the new year the same way it has since 2016: by increasing the minimum wage.

The increase will mark the third time the state has raised its minimum wage in the last three years and comes as part of a multi-year deal passed by lawmakers in 2016 to reach a $15 minimum wage downstate by December 2021.

Workers in the hospitality, fast food, building service, nonprofit and farming industries earning minimum wage will all see increases to their salary this year, but at different rates.

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