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Scope of NY payroll deductions broadens, Newsday, ft. Keith Gutstein

Posted Oct 1, 2012

By Jamie Herzlich
(October 1, 2012)

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed legislation that will broaden the scope of payroll deductions employers will be allowed to take from employee paychecks.

Among the biggest benefits to employers of the wage deduction legislation, which amends state labor laws, is their ability to collect on overpayment of wages due to clerical or mathematical errors and salary advances they may have paid.

“Prior to the enactment of this law, the deductions permissible by New York State labor law were very limited,” said Keith Gutstein, an employment lawyer and partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck Llp in Woodbury.

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