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New York State Department of Labor Appeals Decision Invalidating Regulations Governing Payroll Debits Cards and Direct Deposit

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has appealed the Industrial Board of Appeals decision that invalidated and revoked final regulations issued by the NYSDOL which would have significantly restricted the use of payroll debit cards and imposed new disclosure and consent requirements for direct deposit.  The regulations (12 NYCRR §192) were to become … Continue Reading

New York Industrial Board of Appeals Upholds Fast Food Wage Order

In an eight-page decision dated today, New York’s Industrial Board of Appeals (the “IBA,” an arm of the state Department of Labor) upheld the Commissioner of Labor’s Fast Food Wage Order.  In so doing, the IBA rejected challenges to the Order from the National Restaurant Association based on: 1) the composition of the Fast Food … Continue Reading

Industrial Board of Appeals Hears Arguments Regarding New York Fast Food Wage Order

Last week, the New York Industrial Board of Appeals (an arm of the New York Department of Labor) heard oral argument on the National Restaurant Association’s petition to invalidate the Department of Labor’s recent Fast Food Wage Order. If implemented, the Wage Order, which is scheduled to take effect on December 31, 2015, would increase … Continue Reading

New York’s New Miscellaneous Wage Order Tip Credit Provision to Impact Businesses Such As Car Washes and Salons

As discussed in greater detail here, the New York State Department of Labor’s revised Wage Orders, which were published in the administrative record on October 9, 2013 and set to become final by the time New York’s December 31 minimum wage hike becomes effective, implement a number of changes to the pay requirements and credits … Continue Reading

New York State Department of Labor Issues Pro-Employer Gratuity Distribution Guidance

New York employers have struggled with the New York State Department of Labor’s view that all gratuities must be distributed on a daily basis, regardless of whether they are collected in cash or via credit card and regardless of employee preference.  Late last week, without notice, the NYSDOL modified this position.  Effective immediately, New York … Continue Reading

The New York State Department of Labor in 2011: New Rules, Stiffer Penalties

As reported here and here, the New York Department of Labor will have a full plate in 2011 enforcing both the new Hospitality Industry Wage Order (applicable to industry employers) and the Wage Theft Prevention Act (applicable to all employers in New York). The Hospitality Wage Order modifies many of the rules governing industry employers, and … Continue Reading

New York Construction Industry Misclassification Law Takes Effect – Provisions Include Required Posting

As previously discussed here, the New York legislature recently enacted the Construction Industry Fair Play Act. The law is effective tomorrow. In sum, the law provides that an individual providing services in the construction industry only qualifies as an “independent contractor” under the Act, if s/he meets the following test: (1) [the worker] is free from control … Continue Reading
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