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New York Employee Rights

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With the aid of New York State Labor Law, you will receive the necessary protection at the workplace.

There are also federal laws, which protect the employees.

Here is a list of the laws by which can benefit your New York employee rights:-

  • Minimum wage- 

The employee is entitled to minimum wage if they work in the private sector.

However, it will exclude them if they are outside salesmen, part-time babysitters, taxicab drivers, and camp counselors.

The minimum wage is $8.75 per hour.

By Federal laws, the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. If the employee works in a sector that pays tips, that the salaries vary.

  • Impact of a minimum wage-

The employer can deduct meals and lodging allowance provides to the employee.

  • Time of payment- 

Employees employed in an executive, administrative, or professional capacity who earn more than $600 every week must pay in due time.

Jobs, which require payment, must not enhance every week for more than seven days.

Similarly, must pay clerical and other employees twice a month.

Yet again, the wages and commission need to be paid at least once a month for the commission salesperson.

  • Deductions by the employer- 

The deductions, which the employer can make, include payroll taxes, child support orders, wage garnishments, and the like.

Payments for insurance premiums, pension, health, charitable contribution, union dues teach in the authorized deductions.

  • Tips sharing- 

The employer cannot ask for any amount for the tip gives to the employee.

  • Fringe benefits-

The employer is not required to pay or provide any fringe benefits unless if promised.

  • Payroll information- 

When the employee joins a job, they must notify the employer concerning the pay rate and the regular pay one day designated for them.

  • Termination

The employee is liable to be paid any outstanding wage no later than the regular payday on termination.


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