New Bill Permits Additional Wage Deductions for New York Employers

On September 8, 2012, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a bill that amended New York Labor Law § 193 (“the Amendment”).  Previously, New York employers had limited deductions they could make legally from their employee’s wages (taxes, health insurance premiums, union dues, etc.).  The Amendment, which goes into effect on November 7, 2012, provides additional deductions employers may make against their employee’s wages.  Since the Amendment makes the wage deduction law less restrictive, both employers and employees should benefit.   

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