Michael Schmidt, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses how New York’s new wage deduction law will affect employees. The initial amendment in 2012 expanded the list of reasons an employer can take deductions from wages other than the usual withholding taxes and insurance premiums, and provided lawful approaches to many of the practical realities in the employer-employee relationship. This amendment has now been extended through November 2018. While no new substantive provisions have been added, the extension of the amendment for another three years serves as a good reminder of some best practices every New York employer should consider.
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