New York Employment Attorneys Blog
Mayor Bloomberg opposes the proposed measure. He contends that it would lead to job losses as businesses subject to the act, which would boost the current minimum wage up from of $7.25, steered clear of the five boroughs. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who will decide whether the proposal will be voted on, has not taken a position. The proposed Act is widely supported by labor unions.
The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act also would, if passed, require that employees who do not receive health insurance from their employer receive an additional $1.50 per hour wage supplement to help them purchase their own health insurance