In a state court ruling, New York is upholding their decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to raise the minimum wage for many fast-food workers to $15.
In making their decision, Justice Eugene Devine documented how fast-food restaurants improved in sales and revenues but did not provide adequate wages and salaries, to supplement those employees for being part of that improvement. After a reviewal of those cases, the wage board found out that the fast-food restaurants had significant amount of profit increases but lacked in wage increase. Justice Devine stated it was not fair with this following statement: "wrung from the necessities of their employees."
In rectifying the problem, the wage board elected to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers as a solution and finalized their decision. Although, the wage board was challenged by the National Restaurant Association, the labor commissioner and the board as a whole ruled their decision and foundings were lawful.