Cuomo announces end to sub-minimum wage for 70,000+ workers

WNYT Staff
Updated: December 31, 2019 04:51 PM
Created: December 31, 2019 01:53 PM

New York is getting rid of its sub-minimum wage in certain industries.

The order from the Department of Labor impacts 70,000 people across the state, including nail salon workers, hairdressers, dog groomers, and more.


Advocates have argued for years there is little oversight of sub-minimum wage industries, which allows business owners to avoid compensating tipped employees, like people who work at car washes and nail salons, if they don't make enough in tips to meet the standard minimum wage.

Restaurant workers are not affected by the new rule.

Copyright 2019 - WNYT-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook
Mental healthcare professionals volunteer for Albany County support line

New park and playground restrictions implemented

Rensselaer County implements new rules for travelers from downstate

US eyes new outbreaks as infections worldwide top 590,000

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes