The long-established law aims to “protect the employees of” firms and individuals “who would set up business . . . , defer the payments of wages” and then “disappear.” New York’s stores and restaurants struggling after the pandemic have a new headache, besides inflation and crime.
A state court’s aggressive reinterpretation of a more-than-century-old law puts businesses on the hook for, potentially, billions of dollars in unexpected costs.
If you have a job, you probably get paid every two weeks — the most common schedule by which employers pay workers.
The federal government pays workers every two weeks, as does the city.New York law has long carved out an exception: “A manual worker shall be paid weekly.”The weekly pay provision goes back to 1890, when the Legislature held that “every manufacturing, mining or quarrying, lumbering, mercantile . . . corporation . . . shall pay weekly.”The purpose, as discussion around a 1935 […]
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