An increase in the state's minimum wage will take effect on December 31st.

It will rise to $15 for large employees in New York City, to $12 on Long Island and Westchester County and to $11.10 an hour across the state.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a Wage Theft Hotline (1-888-4-NYSDOL)
for workers to report employers not complying with the increase.

"With the historic increase in the minimum wage, New York continues to set a national example in the fight for economic justice,"  Cuomo said. "In New York, we believe in a fair day's pay for a fair day's work and are proud to be stepping up for hardworking families and making a real difference in the lives of New Yorkers. We won't stop until every New Yorker is paid the fair wages they deserve."

The State Department of Labor will also release a multimedia public education campaign to raise awareness about the new minimum wage.