Reminder: Minimum Wage Goes up on December 31, 2021

For Upstate and Long Island employers, the New York State minimum wage is increasing, effective with any work performed on or after 12 a.m. on December 31. Contrary to popular belief, the increase does not go into effect on January 1, 2022.

Employers should ensure that their payroll systems have been updated to account for this increase and its impact on overtime rates, the computation of the regular rate, spread of hours obligations, and other similar issues that are implicated with minimum wage workers.

If you have any questions about your wage and hour compliance, please contact Poricanin Law. For ongoing assistance with HR and payroll management, please contact our preferred partner, Forework, at The New Year is a great time to implement compliant processes across your operations.