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New York Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure

New York Wage & Hour Law

  • New York Minimum Wage:  
    • The minimum wage in New York is $15 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in Upstate New York must be paid at least $15 an hour. New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County all have higher minimum wages.

      Kings County Minimum Wage

      The minimum wage in all of New York City, including Kings County, is $15 an hour.

      Brooklyn Minimum Wage

      The minimum wage in all of New York City is $15 an hour.

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in New York and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in New York. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in New York.
    • In New York, your employer may pay you less than the regular minimum wage, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum amount, $15 an hour. The cash minimum wage that must be paid to service employees depends on the industry and area in which you work; check out Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers for more information. 

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