Our colleagues have issued a new client advisory: “New York State Department of Labor Adopts Wage Deduction Regulations,” by William J. Milani, Dean L. Silverberg, Jeffrey M. Landes, Susan Gross Sholinsky, Anna A. Cohen, and Jennifer A. Goldman.
Following is an excerpt:
The New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”) has adopted wage deduction regulations (“Final Regulations”) pertaining to the expanded categories of permissible wage deductions in the New York Labor Law, effective October 9, 2013. As we previously reported (see the Act Now Advisory entitled “New York State Releases Proposed Wage Deduction Regulations”), among other things, the Final Regulations (i) set forth information concerning the subset of permissible wage deductions referred to as “similar payments for the benefit of the employee,” (ii) provide information regarding prohibited deductions and requirements relating to an employee’s authorization, and (iii) specify procedures and notice requirements concerning the recovery of overpayments and wage advances to employees. The Final Regulations are codified at 12 New York Code of Rules and Regulations Part 195.