As we previously posted, last year New York amended New York Labor Law §193 (“NYLL”) to expand the scope of permissible deductions an employer may make from an employee’s paycheck.  Even though the amendments became effective November 6, 2012, the New York Department of Labor just recently issued its final regulations, effective October 9,

The New York State Assembly is considering a proposed amendment to Labor Law § 198 that would significantly increase the amount of liquidated damages that an employer must pay for failure to pay employees’ wages under certain situations as required by law.

The current version of Labor Law § 198 requires an employer to pay