$15 Minimum Wage in New York

$15 Minimum Wage in New York

On Thursday September 10, 2015 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made an announcement about his plan to raise the minimum wage in the state of New York to $15 per hour. Mr. Cuomo made his announcement in the presence of Vice-President Joe Biden. Earlier this year upon Cuomo’s initiative the New York acting labor commissioner Mr. Musolino signed an order to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for those who work in fast-food industry in New York. Now the governor wants to extend it to all low wage workers in the state. He underlines in his statement that not only fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour, but all […]

Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Extended to Home Care Workers

Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Extended to Home Care Workers

On August 21, 2015 the Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. ruled in favor of the Obama administration regulations on the minimum wage rates and overtime pay to home care workers who help the elderly and disabled. This ruling ends an exemption in federal minimum wage and overtime pay for nearly two million employees. Now for profit home care agencies must pay their employees at least minimum wage as well as minimum overtime wage, i.e. for the time worked in excess of 40 hours workweek at a rate of one and one-half times their hourly rates. This issue of paying minimum wage to home care workers has a long story. […]