Employers Have More Flexibility to Make Deductions from Employee Paychecks

October 21, 2013

By: Kimberly Klein

Moses & Singer Client Alert

A semblance of sanity has been restored to the New York wage deduction law, giving employers some long overdue relief.  Effective October 9, 2013, with the consent of the employee, employers may now recover overpayments due to a mathematical or clerical error and salary or wage advances made to employees.  In addition, the amendment expands the types of permissible deductions made “for the benefit of the employee,” provided employees expressly authorize the deduction in writing and the authorization is voluntary.

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