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New York Employee Rights

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With the aid of New York State Labor Law you will be provided with basic protection at the workplace.

There are also the federal laws, which provide protection to the employees.

Here is a list of the laws by which you can be benefitted New York employee rights:-

  • Minimum wage-

The employee is entitled to minimum wage if works in a private sector. However, it will exclude them, if they are outside salesmen, part time baby sitters, taxicab driver, and camp counselor.

The minimum wage is $8.75 per hour. In accordance with the Federal laws the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. If the employee works in a sector which pays tips, that the wages vary.

  • Impact of minimum wage-

The employer can deduct meal and lodging allowance if provided to the employee.

  • Time of payment-

It is again imperative that the employees who are employed in an executive, administrative or professional capacity who earn more than $600 every week must be paid in due time.

For jobs, which require payment, every week must not be enhanced for more than 7 days. Similarly, the clerical and other employees must be paid twice a month.

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

  • 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 are inculcated in the authorized deductions.

  • Tips sharing-

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

  • Fringe benefits-

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

  • Payroll information-

At the time the employee joins a job; he or she is required to be notified by the employer with respect to rate of pay and the regular payday designated for him or her.

  • Termination

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

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