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New York Department of Labor Finalizes Deductions Regulations

On the heels of the closure of the notice and comment period, during which the public and business community were invited to comment on the New York Department of Labor’s proposed regulations interpreting recently amended New York Labor Law 193 (governing permissible deductions from employee wages), the regulations have been finalized with an effective date … Continue Reading

Minnesota High Court Rules: Tips Are Wages

As discussed in greater detail here, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that gratuities received by night club employees were “wages” within the meaning of Minnesota’s law prohibiting deductions, and thus an employer violated that law when it required employees to pay for “register shortages . . . walkouts . . . [and] unsigned credit-card … Continue Reading

NY Dept. of Labor Issues Proposed Regulations Concerning Wage Deductions

The New York Department of Labor has issued proposed regulations interpreting revised New York Labor Law § 193, concerning permissible deductions from wages.  The proposed regulations are available here, and are scheduled to be published in the May 22, 2013 issue of the State Register, with public comments regarding their content accepted until and including … Continue Reading

New York Legislature Amends Deduction Statute, Providing Greater Flexibility

The New York state legislature has passed the proposed amendment to N.Y. Labor Law § 193, broadening the scope of permissible deductions from wages under New York law to include, among other items, recoupment of overpayments based on clerical errors. The amended statute will also permit deductions to pay for certain common employer-provided benefits, such as … Continue Reading

The Price of Foregoing Written Commission Agreements

As recently discussed here¸ a properly drafted commission agreement is essential in New York (and every state) to minimize exposure to a variety of claims, including claims for alleged unpaid commissions and improper wage deductions. In fact, in New York and other states, a written signed commission agreement is required pursuant to state law, absent … Continue Reading

Time to Eat? Health Care Employers Should Make Sure There Is

Over the past year or so, employers in the health care industry, particularly in the Northeast, have been – and continue to be – targeted in a number of lawsuits alleging improper payment of hours worked by their hourly employees. Specifically, these lawsuits allege that certain health care facilities automatically deducted time for meal breaks, … Continue Reading
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