Governor Cuomo Signs Law Establishing Additional Categories of Permissible Wage Deductions For New York Employers

September 2012

On Friday, September 7, Governor Cuomo signed a law that will allow New York employers to make additional types of deductions from employee pay with the employee’s consent. Bill A10785-2011 (Assembly), S7790-2011 (Senate). The law, with some restrictions, also permits employers to use wage deductions (1) to recapture over-payments of wages due to clerical errors and (2) for repayment of wage advances given to employees.

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