"The minimum wage increase, new paid family leave requirements and the state's proposed employee scheduling regulations are concerning to employers in the area", he said. This marks the second increase toward a statewide $15 minimum wage.
The minimum wage in Erie and other upstate counties - not including Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau Counties and New York City - increased to $10.40 per hour Sunday.
Another minimum wage hike will be coming for NY workers Sunday.
The new figure will be set at €9.55 per hour - an increase of 30c per hour.
For workers employed by small businesses, it would increase to $15 by December 31, 2019. Cathy Young, R-Olean, and Goodell for making sure the increase to $15 is phased in over the next few years. Businesses have stated that if they pay less than $15 an hour, they have retention issues.
The federal government established a minimum wage in a 1938 law called the Fair Labor Standards Act, which also marked the first time that employers were legally required to pay workers overtime for certain jobs.
There is also a misconception that those working minimum wage jobs are mostly young people, but that's not true.
However, the minimum wage increases only apply to restaurants that are part of a chain of 30 or more locations nationwide.
The minimum wage rule also applies to local chains that operate at least 30 locations in NY. Lawmakers later changed the law to only require employers to make up the difference when tips don't exceed the minimum wage. The minimum wage in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties will increase to $11, while upstate NY will see the minimum wage increase to $10.40.