Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning employers that they can face fines or even criminal punishment for failing to comply with minimum wage laws. The $8 minimum went into effect Dec. 31 and will increase to $8.75 at the end of the year and $9 at the end of 2015. Some 374 cases have been opened based on complaints. Workers looking to file a complaint, or a business in need of assistance should call 1-800-469-7365 or email LSAsk@labor.ny.gov.
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