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New York State Criminalizes Underpaying Employees

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Employees who steal have always risked going to prison for stealing from their jobs, while employers often get away with stealing from their workers with only a slap on the wrist. The double standard is now over in New York after Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed a bill to criminalize employers from stealing wages.


Rachel Demarest Gold is a Partner at Abrams Fensterman, LLP where she practices with the Firm’s Labor and Employment, Criminal, and Government Litigation, Law and Policy practice groups. She is featured in the latest from The Brooklyn Eagle, discussing what new legislation employers must be mindful of as they consider other updates to their policies, handbooks, posters and notices for the new year.


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