Cuomo warns employers about min. wage laws

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Governor Andrew Cuomo is sending out a warning to employers about complying with New York State’s minimum wage laws. He says employers can face fines, charges, even criminal punishment for failing to follow the new laws.

The state’s $8 minimum wage went into effect on December 31st. By the end of this year, it will jump to $8.75 an hour.

The state is investigating almost 400 cases of employers violating the new law. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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