New year brings increase in minimum wage in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut; Reports

As the new year approaches, people in the Tri-State region can anticipate a raise in pay.

A $1 rise in the minimum wage is scheduled to go into effect in Westchester County, Long Island, and New York City on January 1.

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For the remainder of New York state, the minimum wage will rise from $14.20 to $15.

If minimum wage workers do not see the increase reflected in their paychecks, they are advised to contact the Department of Labor by phone at (833) 910-4378 or by filing a complaint online.

The state’s minimum wage is scheduled to rise yearly by 1% until it hits $17 in New York City and its suburbs and $16 in the other portion of the state by 2026.

In the coming year, the minimum wage will rise in 22 states, including New York, according to a recent research published by the Economic Policy Institute.

This salary raise is a recent component of a broader initiative to enhance employee remuneration.

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The minimum wage in Connecticut is rising to $15.69 per hour from its previous figure of $15, which went into effect in June 2023.

New Jersey’s minimum wage increased by $1 to $15.13 for the whole state.

In a joint statement made on Monday, Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Way, Senate President Scutari, and Speaker Coughlin expressed confidence about the wage hike exceeding $15 and its beneficial effects on New Jerseyans.

The statement states with delight that “as we begin a new year, we are full of hope and optimism and we take great pride in the fact that New Jersey’s statewide minimum wage has now surpassed $15 per hour.” In January 2018, when we initially partnered, New Jersey’s minimum pay was a pitiful $8.60 per hour. Thanks to a statute passed in February 2019, we are now one of the few states in the nation with a minimum wage higher than $15 per hour. In addition, this pay is increased every year to reflect inflation, guaranteeing that hardworking families won’t be left behind when costs rise.

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