RBA Chief: Higher Minimum Wages Hurt Small Business

The hourly minimum wage rose in Rockland to $11.10 last week, but the head of a local business organization says as the minimum wage continues to rise, small businesses could get hurt. Al Samuels is the head of the Rockland Business Association, and he says he lobbied in Albany to keep the pace of the increase in Rockland slower than the rest of the metro area…

At the end of this year the hourly minimum wage will go up to $11.80 in Rockland and $12.50 by the end of 2020.

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