Employment Update: $15 Minimum Wage for Fast Food Employees in New York on the Horizon

by | Jul 24, 2015 | Labor & Employment | 0 comments

Wage Board approved a proposal to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers in New York to $15 an hour.


The Fast Food Wage Board was empaneled in May 2015 by State Labor Commissioner Mario Musolino, at the behest of Governor Andrew Cuomo, to investigate and make recommendations for an increase in the minimum wage in the fast food industry. The three-member Wage Board’s recommendation was to  impose a $15/hour minimum wage rate to be phased in through periodic increments to take effect in New York City by Dec. 31, 2018 and the rest of the State by July 1, 2021.