ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of a 200-member multi-agency Minimum Wage Enforcement and Outreach Unit, which will be charged with ensuring that all minimum wage workers are paid the proper rate.
The Enforcement and Outreach Unit, a first-of-its-kind in the nation, will also help businesses understand their responsibilities and workers understand their rights under the new wage regulations.
Last year, Governor Cuomo signed landmark legislation making New York the first state in the nation to enact a $15 minimum wage. On December 31, the first benchmark of the phase-in schedule for the minimum wage increase went into effect.
The governor says that any minimum wage worker who does not receive their increase should call the Department of Labor Hotline (1-888-4-NYSDOL) to ensure they receive their legal pay.