The state’s minimum wage rate varies depending on the region, and is increasing every year until it reaches $15.00 per hour. New York City, Long Island, and Westchester have reached the $15.00/hour minimum wage level – and a cash wage for tipped foodservice workers of $10 per hour. The minimum wage rate in the rest of the state will increase from $13.20 per hour to $14.20 per hour. The cash wage for tipped foodservice workers will increase from $8.80 per hour to $9.45 per hour. These increases take effect on December 31, 2022 (not January 1). Employees working on New Year’s Eve are required to be paid the new rates for the entire day.