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New York Wage Deduction Amendment Signed Into Law

Governor Cuomo has finally signed a bill amending New York’s Wage Deduction law (Section 193) to permit employers to deduct certain amounts from employee wages to recover wage overpayments and for the repayment of employer loans.  The law also permits employers to deduct certain amounts from an employee’s paycheck, for the payment of items such as gym memberships, parking or mass transit passes and day care, among many other items. 

Employers have long been frustrated by their inability to make these types of deductions, especially as they often benefit the employee as well as employer.  The law goes into effect on November 8, 2012. 

The complete amendment can be accessed here.

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Michael S. Arnold, Mintz Levin Law Firm, Labor Law Attorney
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Michael Arnold is Chair of the firm's Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice.  He is an employment lawyer who deftly handles a wide array of matters. His capabilities include counseling on everyday HR life cycle issues, defending management and senior executives in connection with employment-related proceedings, and assisting companies navigate the complex employment issues that arise in transactions.  Michael’s clients appreciate his strong emphasis on providing not just legal advice, but also practical advice, that aligns with organizational and HR strategies while...

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