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Long Island & Westchester Counties Minimum Wage Laws Long Island & Westchester Counties, New York Local Minimum Wage for 2018, 2019

While New York's state minimum wage is $11.10 per hour, Long Island & Westchester Counties has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Long Island & Westchester Counties. Long Island & Westchester Counties' minimum wage is currently $0.90 higher than the New York minimum wage, and it was last raised to $12.00 per hour on 12/31/2018.


Past Minimum Wage
$12.00 / hour
Effective 12/31/2018
Current Minimum Wage
$12.00 / hour
Effective 12/31/2018
Comparison to State Wage
+$0.90 / hour

Because Long Island & Westchester Counties has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by New York or the Federal government, the higher local minimum wage rate takes precedence and must be paid to all employees covered by the local minimum wage regulation.

Keep in mind that New York and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Long Island & Westchester Counties. You can find more information about New York's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

Long Island & Westchester Counties Minimum Wage Increase

Long Island & Westchester Counties recently increased their minimum wage from $12.00 to $12.00 per hour, which took effect on December 31st, 2018. The increase raised Long Island & Westchester Counties' minimum wage by $0.00 per hour.

Long Island & Westchester Counties Minimum Wage Rates 2019 Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in New York

In addition to Long Island & Westchester Counties, there are other localities in New York that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other New York localities with established minimum wage laws.

Locality Applies To Minimum Wage Comparison to State
New York City 10 or less employees $13.50 +$2.40
  11 or more employees $15.00 +$3.90
  Fast Food (Hospitality industry) $15.00 +$3.90
New York State (Remainder) All employees $11.10 Same

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