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Restaurants in New York against $15 minimum wage

Staff writer |
After New York state wage board has voted to raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers to $15 an hour franchise owners filed formal objections to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's plan.

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At $15 an hour, and previous minimum was $8.75, a fastfood worker will make $600 a week for 40 hours of work, or $31,200 a year. New York City restaurants will have until December 31, 2018, to gradually phase in the increase and the rest of the state will have until July 1, 2021.

The minimum wage for all other workers is $8.75 an hour, which is scheduled to increase to $9 an hour December 31.

New York is the first state to increase the minimum wage for just one industry. Los Angeles and Seattle raised their minimum wages to $15 an hour but those increases apply to all workers.

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