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New York Seems to Follow California’s Lead on the Minimum Wage

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Nov 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a follow up to Governor Brown's recent signing of AB 10 to raise California's minimum wage to $9 per hour starring January 1st, New York State appears to have reached a tentative deal in the state legislature and with Governor Cuomo to raise New York State's minimum wage to $8 per hour on January 1.  In 2015 New York will be raise the wage again to $8.75, only a quarter behind California's, but in 2016 California will go double digits to $10 per hour whereas New York will only climb to $9 per hour. With the cost of living in New York City they can do even better, but as of 2009, New York like many red states had a minimum wage the same as the federal one.  It is good to see that progressive New York is moving in the right direction.

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Eric Kingsley

In practice since 1996, attorney and firm co-founder Eric B. Kingsley has litigated complex cases and authored numerous appellate briefs in both state and federal court on behalf of the California law firm of Kingsley & Kingsley, including over 150 class actions. Mr. Kingsley concentrates his pra...


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