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SECTION 3614-F
Home care minimum wage increase
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 36
* § 3614-f. Home care minimum wage increase. 1. For the purpose of
this section, "home care aide" shall have the same meaning as defined in
section thirty-six hundred fourteen-c of this article.

2. In addition to the otherwise applicable minimum wage under section
six hundred fifty-two of the labor law, or any otherwise applicable wage
rule or order under article nineteen of the labor law, the minimum wage
for a home care aide shall be increased by an amount of three dollars
and zero cents in accordance with the following schedule:

(a) beginning October first, two thousand twenty-two, the minimum wage
for a home care aide shall be increased by an amount of two dollars and
zero cents, and

(b) beginning October first, two thousand twenty-three, the minimum
wage for a home care aide shall be increased by an additional amount of
one dollar and zero cents.

3. Where any home care aide is paid less than required by subdivision
two of this section, the home care aide, or the commissioner of labor
acting on behalf of the home care aide, may bring a civil action under
article six or nineteen of the labor law; provided that this shall not
preclude the commissioner of labor from taking direct administrative
enforcement action under article six of the labor law.

* NB Effective October 1, 2022