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Minimum Wage Changes 2020

In 2020, 25 states and Washington D.C. will raise their minimum wage. Additionally, effective December 31, 2019, New York State’s salary threshold for exempt executive and administrative employees will increase. Employers need to increase the salaries of eligible employees classified by that date to maintain these exemptions.

MINIMUM WAGE CHANGES 2020

Below is a summary of minimum wage increases in jurisdictions relevant to our clients.

New York as of 12/31/19

NYC
• All EEs: $15.00

Nassau/Suffolk/Westchester
• $13.00
• Fast food EEs: $13.75

Remainder of NYS
• $11.80
• Fast food EEs: $13.75

Connecticut as of 9/1/20
• $12.00

New Jersey as of 1/1/20
• More than 6 EEs: $11.00
• Seasonal or 6 or less EEs: $10.30
• Agricultural EEs: $10.30
• Tipped EEs: $3.13

Massachusetts as of 1/1/20
• $12.75
• Tipped EEs: $4.95

Florida as of 1/1/20
• $8.56
• Tipped EEs: $5.54

California – Statewide as of 1/1/20
• 26+ EEs: $13.00
• 25 or less EEs: $12.00

CA Cities as of 1/1/20 – This is not a complete collection. Only major cities are listed.

Cupertino
• $15.35
Los Altos
• $15.40

Palo Alto
• $15.40

San Diego
• $13.00

San Jose
• $15.25

Santa Clara
• $15.40

NEW YORK STATE SALARY RATE INCREASES 2020

The New York salary basis threshold for the executive and administrative exemptions will increase as follows:

NYC (as of 12/31/19)
• Large employers (11+ EEs)
– $1,125.00 per week ($58,500 annually) (Unchanged from 2019)
• Small employers (10 or fewer EEs)
– $1,125.00 per week ($58,500 annually)

Nassau/Suffolk/Westchester (as of 12/31/19)
• $975.00 per week ($50,700 annually)

Rest of NYS (as of 12/31/19)
• $885.00 per week ($46,020 annually)

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