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Flurry of year-end regulations affect New York wage-and-hour law

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by Andrew D. Bobrek, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, Syracuse

The end of the year saw a flurry of activity from workplace reg­­ulators in New York. Employers should note several recent legal developments.

No sunset for wage-deduction law

First, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation extending a so-called “sunset” provision in prior amendments to New York’s wage deduction statute—Section 193 of the New York Labor Law.

Those amendments, enacted in 2012, broadened the scope of permissible wage deductions under New York state law, including deductions for certain overpayments and advances.

Absent legislative action, the amendments were set to expire at the end of 2015, which would have caused Section 193 to revert to its prior, more restrictive form.

These amendments will now be extended for another three-year period. Notably, this recent legislative action serves to concurrently extend existing deduction-related regulation...(register to read more)

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