N.Y. Sheriffs Lose Payroll-Lag Case On Appeal

Law360 (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A New York county's “lag payroll policy” for its sheriffs association, in which employees had one out of every 10 days of salary deferred to be paid when they stopped working, did not violate due process, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that Nassau County had provided pre-deprivation notice of the lag payroll, and there were grievance procedures in effect for employees to pursue if they did not want their pay lagged.

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