As of December 31, 2013, New York State’s minimum wage was increased to $8.00. It will increase to $8.75 on December 31, 2014, and $9.00 on December 31, 2015.

As of January 1, 2014, New Jersey’s minimum wage  was increased to $8.25. In addition, the State approved a  constitutional  amendment  tying  future  increases  to inflation.