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Labor Law Article 6: A Misunderstood Law that Fully Protects all Employees’ Wages

Posted with permission by the Albany Law Review.  The correct citation is: Scott A. Lucas, Labor Law Article 6: A Misunderstood Law that Fully Protects All Employees’ Wages, 80 Alb. L. Rev. 1355 (2016/2017). INTRODUCTION Wage theft occurs when an employer fails to pay wages or benefits owed.1 It harms…

Does New York’s Wage Payment Law Have a Gaping Loophole?

  Article 6 of the New York Labor Law (Labor Law §§ 190-199-a) is a fee-shifting statute, the overall intent of which is to protect employees from having their rightful wages kept from them.[1]  The statute “reflects the state’s ‘longstanding policy against the forfeiture of earned but undistributed wages.’”[2]  To protect…