The text of the New York legislature’s proposed minimum wage increase confirms increases as previously reported:

·         $8.00 on and after December 31, 2013

·         $8.75 on and after December 31, 2014

·         $9.00  on and after December, 2015.

Per the language of the amendment, the minimum wage requirements for food service workers and other tipped employees remains unchanged, pending any change to the Wage Orders governing such employees promulgated by the Department of Labor.  Employers should plan for these proposed increases, and monitor this space for further legislative developments.