Labor and Employment Law

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May My Company In New York Make A Deduction From An Employee's Wages To Recoup An Earlier Overpayment Of Wages?
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by David S. Rich

From time to time, because of a mathematical or administrative error by the employer, an employer will, for one or more payroll periods, pay wages to an employee in excess of what the employee has earned. Periodically, owners of a business in New York... Read More

New York Amends Its Wage Deduction Statute To Permit Employers To Make New Types Of Deductions From Workers' Paychecks
Posted on 26 Sep 2012 by David S. Rich

On September 7, 2012, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statute, N.Y. State Assembly Bill No. A10785-2011 , relating to permitted deductions from employees' wages ("the Act"). Effective November 7, 2011, the Act amends New... Read More

The Legality of Automatically Deducting Meal Breaks
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by Margaret (Molly) DiBianca

Many employers automatically deduct thirty minutes for employees' meal breaks. The employer's policy provides that an employee must take their allotted 30-minute break unless a supervisor authorizes the employee to work through the break. And... Read More