We recently wrote about the New York Department of Labor payroll regulation slated to go into effect on March 7, 2017. In the intervening week or so, however, the regulation was rescinded by the New York Industrial Board of Appeals. The Department of Labor has 60 days to appeal the decision. Until then, however, the regulation is dead.
It might seem, then, that employers can take a deep breath, but we’d say not so fast.
There are laws that remain in effect and about which employers should remain attentive. For example, New York Labor Law § 192 requires employers to obtain an employee’s consent before paying her via either direct deposit or payroll debit card. And Labor Law § 193 prohibits employers from charging their employees in any manner in order to receive their paycheck.
What does this mean to you? For New York employers, this development underscores the fact that labor and employment laws change frequently and sometimes abruptly. It’s a good idea, then, to have in place a process to regularly review the law and ensure that your workplace remains in compliance.