Steven Mitchell Sack Urges NYS Wage Board to Raise Fast-Food Workers’ Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Attorney Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” says the New York State fast-food wage board should recommend raising the minimum wage of fast-food workers to $15 an hour so that they can bring home a livable salary.

It has been reported that at an upcoming meeting on July 22, the state’s fast-food wage board is expected to recommend the wage hike for fast-food employees with the New York State Labor Commission approving the recommendation. Currently, the state’s minimum wage is $8.75 an hour and is set to go up to $9 an hour by the end of the year. According to the Fiscal Policy Institute, 60% of those working in the fast-food industry rely on public assistance to make ends meet.

“The wage board should approve the wage hike so that fast-food employees can support their families without having to turn to taxpayer-funded subsidies,” Mr. Sack said. “The cost of living in New York State is astronomical and a $15-an-hour minimum wage will provide a better quality of life for these workers.”

Mr. Sack is available to comment further on the subject.

 

 

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About Steven Mitchell Sack

Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer®,” has been enforcing workplace rights of employees, executives, and sales representatives for over 30 years. He is a practicing attorney concentrating in employment law, as well as an author of 19 books, a lecturer and syndicated radio talk show host. He obtained a favorable Court of Appeals decision for a group of waiters who were denied their fair share of tips that were held back by a well-known cruise establishment. For more information, visit www.theemployeeslawyer.com.