Wages & Hours

The purpose and impact of minimum wage in New York

The minimum wage is a topic of hot debate in New York today. Many people believe that the minimum wage should be raised, while others think it should be abolished. But what is the purpose of minimum wage? And what impact has it had on American history? Keep reading to...

Clarification of New York sick leave law

The New York Department of Labor adopted new sick leave rules on Dec. 22, 2021. The new sick leave rules clarify the law adopted on Sept. 30, 2020, to expand on documentation, determine an employer's size and find an employee's accrual of leave. Documentation...

How to guard against wage violations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires New York employers to comply with all applicable minimum wage laws. If your employer does not pay you at least the prevailing minimum wage, you may have the grounds to file a claim. Let's take a closer look at the process...

What payroll deductions are allowed in New York?

Workers in New York are protected by both state and federal wage and hour laws. These statutes establish a minimum wage and require workers to be paid in a timely manner, and they also place strict rules on payroll deductions. Employers are only permitted to make...

What is a common wage and hour dispute?

In the state of New York, every employee has certain rights under the law. Issues with minimum wage are some of the most common wage disputes in the state. If you suspect that your employer isn't paying you enough, you might want to start logging your hours and...

Can my employer change my time card?

If your employer pays you an hourly wage instead of an annual salary, you should receive compensation for every hour that you work. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employer must pay you overtime for any hours that you work over forty hours per week. If...

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