Employment Law Monthly - December 2013
Payroll Deductions In New York: Employer Beware
By Thomas O. Johnston and Suzanne E. Peters
Last year, the New York legislature amended New York Labor Law Section 193, permitting employers to make certain types of wage deductions that were previously prohibited in New York. Recently, the New York State Department of Labor adopted regulations in response to this change in law. The promulgation of the regulations signals that although an employer may now make certain deductions, it must strictly follow the procedures set forth in the regulations prior to making any deduction or attempting to recover any overpayment of wages.