NY Bill Seeks Crackdown On Wage Withholding

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 5:43 PM EST) -- Employees in New York who are stiffed on their legally owed wages could demand up to twice their withheld wages in damages and could file class actions to recover the money if legislation introduced Tuesday by a Brooklyn lawmaker is signed into law.

The legislation, introduced by Democratic Assemblywoman, Annette Robinson seeks to amend current state labor law to slap errant employers with increased liquidated damages depending on the severity of their violation.

Bill A2499 would require employers who underpay wages for more than thirty days...
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