Local Wage Hikes In NY Could Create Compliance Headaches

Law360, New York (February 5, 2014, 6:54 PM EST) -- A bill that would empower local New York governments to raise their minimum wages without state approval could narrow a cost-of-living chasm between downstate and upstate, experts said Wednesday, but some warned of unintended consequences including higher compliance costs and potentially confusing layers of oversight. 

Legal experts weighed in after New York Senate Democrats, led by conference leader Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, proposed a slate of legislation that would accelerate wage raises already voted into state law, include tipped workers in the increase and cut tax...
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