If you have minimum wage workers this is no secret to you but for everyone else, the minimum wages for workers went up starting in 2016.

NYS minimum wage is now $9/hour (vs. $8.75 in 2015) for most workers. If you work in a restaurant and make tips, the minimum wage is now $7.50/hour but if you’re working “overtime” then the minimum is $12/hour. Additionally, there is is meal allowance of $2.50/meal.