NYDOL Issues Final Rates for State Wage Order for Restaurant Industry

July 2009Alerts Hospitality Practice Alert

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Subsequent to the Alert we issued on July 21 advising clients of the increases to the federal minimum wage and the related effect on New York state’s minimum wage, the New York State Department of Labor (NYDOL) has issued its final rates for New York State’s Wage Order for the Restaurant Industry. There is one difference in the draft rates as previously reported: the meal allowance for tipped employees has remained at $2.10/meal. The meal allowance for all other employees has increased from $2.45/meal to $2.50/meal, as originally stated.

FOR YOUR REVIEW, WE HAVE ATTACHED THE OFFICIAL SUMMARY OF WAGE ORDER RATES AND ALLOWANCES FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY THAT HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NYDOL.

Clients with questions and concerns about the effect of the new minimum wage rate on their business should contact Carolyn D. Richmond, co-chair of the Hospitality Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP, at 212.878.7983 or [email protected].