Starting today, minimum wage workers in NY will see their paychecks increase

12.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

The minimum wage in upstate will now be $11.10 an hour.

Many restaurants and business owners say they're against the increase because it may hinder the number of employees they'll be able to maintain.

Stanford University Economics Professor Martin Carnoy says "it reflects what cities and states feel what is the minimum requirement for people to live."

The Empire State is one of 20 around the country that's hiking up minimum wage.