New York Minimum Wage to Rise on Thursday


New York’s base minimum wage will rise on Thursday, from $8.75 an hour to $9.

Fast-food workers will see their minimum wage rise to $10.50 in New York City and $9.75 elsewhere in the rest of the state.

The base hourly rate for restaurant servers and other tipped workers will increase to $7.50.

The increase in the broader minimum wage was passed by lawmakers in 2013. The raises for fast-food employees and tipped workers were approved this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo, a Democrat, wants to phase in a $15 minimum for all workers, a proposal lawmakers will debate next year.

New York is one of 16 states increasing minimum wages on Dec. 31 or Jan. 1.