Eagerly Anticipated Proposed Wage Deduction Regulations Announced by New York State DOL

May 2013

Last week, the New York Department of Labor (“DOL”) published proposed regulations governing the new categories of permissible wage deductions in Section 193 of the New York Labor Law that took effect in November 2012. The law was amended to allow: (1) new types of deductions made for the benefit of the employee, (2) deductions made to recapture overpayments of wages due to employer error, and (3) deductions made to repay wage advances given to employees. We detailed the revisions to the law in a September 2012 Alert available here. When finalized, the regulations governing these deductions will be codified at 12 N.Y.C.R.R. 195.

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