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New York Tightens Wage Rules as U.S. Mulls Easing of Regulations

Dec. 26, 2017, 7:47 PM

As the Trump administration ponders how to revisit some of its predecessor’s pro-worker actions, New York seems to be moving fast in the opposite direction.

The Empire State in recent years increased the minimum wage, expanded overtime eligibility for more workers, inked a regulation requiring employers to provide more notice of workers’ schedules, and enacted a paid family leave program. Next, says Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state will explore cutting a provision that lets employers pay tipped workers less than the standard minimum wage as long as tips make up the difference.

Meanwhile in Washington the Labor Department has put ...