NYC Wage Standards

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Construction Work - NYC Public Works Projects

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If you are employed by a contractor or subcontractor performing construction work on a New York City public works project such as a public school, City street, City park or subway station, you may be entitled to prevailing wages under New York State Labor Law Article Eight.

Construction Work - Residential Buildings with 300 or More Rental Units

If you are employed by a contractor or subcontractor performing construction work on a residential building with 300 or more rental units that will receive tax exemption benefits in Manhattan south of 96 Street or in Brooklyn or Queens within one mile of the East River waterfront, you may be covered by minimum average hourly wage requirements under Real Property Tax Law Section 421-a. Some construction workers may legally earn less than the minimum average hourly wage. No one will know if there has been an underpayment to any construction worker until the Comptroller ‘s Bureau of Labor Law has had the opportunity to review all payroll records after the entire project has been completed.

Click below to see a list of addresses for buildings that have applied for 421-a tax exemption benefits that may be covered by minimum average hourly wage requirements.

Covered Buildings Under RPTL 421-a

Building Service Work

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NYC Government Agency Contracts

If you are employed by a contractor or subcontractor performing building service work for City agencies, such as cleaning, security, landscaping or moving office furniture and equipment, you may be entitled to prevailing wages under New York State Labor Law Article Nine.

421-a Property Tax Exemption Benefit Recipients

If you perform building service work such as cleaning or security at a building with 30 or more residential units that was built after 2007 and whose owner receives tax exemption benefits, you may be entitled to prevailing wages under Real Property Tax Law Section 421-a.

Click below to see a list of addresses for buildings with 421-a tax exemption benefits that may be covered by prevailing wage requirements.

Covered Buildings Under RPTL 421-a

NYC Government Financial Assistance Recipients

If you perform building service work such as cleaning or security at a building whose owner receives financial assistance from the City of New York or leases space to a City agency, you may be entitled to prevailing wages under NYC Administrative Code Section 6-130.

Click below to go to the Mayor’s Office of Operations website to search for buildings covered by prevailing wage requirements under 6-130.

Covered Buildings Under 6-130

Homecare, Day Care, Head Start and Cerebral Palsy Services for NYC Government Agency Contracts

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If you are employed by a contractor or subcontractor performing homecare services, day care services, head start services, or services to persons with cerebral palsy for City agencies you may be entitled to living wages under NYC Administrative Code
Section 6-109.

Employers Receiving Financial Assistance from NYC Government

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If a business with annual gross revenues of $5 million or more receives $1 million or more in financial assistance from NYC Government, then the business, its tenants, sub-tenants, contractors, subcontractors and concessionaires may be required to pay their employees living wage and benefits under NYC Administrative Code Section 6-134.

Click below to go to the Mayor’s Office of Operations website to search for employers covered by living wage requirements under 6-134.

Covered Employers Under 6-134

Food Services or Temporary Office Services for NYC Government Agency Contracts

If you are employed by a contractor or subcontractor performing food services or temporary office services for City agencies you may be entitled to prevailing wages under NYC Administrative Code Section 6-109.

Please Note: The lists of employers and buildings on this website are for informational purposes only. The presence or absence of an employer or building on any list is not determinative. To be sure if you are entitled to prevailing wage, living wage or minimum average wage, you must contact the Comptroller’s Bureau of Labor Law at (212) 669-4443 or laborlaw@comptroller.nyc.gov.