N.Y. Ruling: Scope Of Protection For Execs, Wages

Law360, New York (June 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On June 10, 2008, New York's highest court issued an important ruling for New York employers, resolving unsettled issues involving the scope of protections afforded to executives under the Labor Law and when an employer may deduct business expenses from commissioned earnings. Pachter v. Bernard Hodes Group, 2008 NY Slip Op. 05300 (June 10, 2008).

In responding to two certified questions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that (i) an executive is entitled to certain...
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