senate Bill S1697

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Clarifies methods for the payment of wages and authorizes the payment of wages by use of payroll cards

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Jan 14, 2021 referred to labor

S1697 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §192, add §192-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6288
2013-2014: S4392
2015-2016: S2590
2017-2018: S5208
2019-2020: S832

S1697 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies methods for the payment of wages and authorizes the payment of wages by use of payroll cards.

S1697 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1697 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1697
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to clarifying methods for the
   payment of wages and authorizing  the  payment  of  wages  by  use  of
   payroll cards

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The section heading of section 192 of  the  labor  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  301  of  the  laws  of 1974, is amended to read as
 follows:
   [Cash payment] PAYMENT of wages.
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 192 of the labor law, as added by  chap-
 ter 475 of the laws of 1981 and as renumbered by chapter 170 of the laws
 of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  [No  employer  shall  without  the  advance written consent of any
 employee directly pay or deposit the net wage or salary of such employee
 in a bank or other financial institution.] WAGES SHALL BE PAID USING ONE
 OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:
   A. IN LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES;
   B. BY CHECK PAYABLE AT FACE VALUE UPON DEMAND IN LAWFUL MONEY  OF  THE
 UNITED STATES;
   C. BY ELECTRONIC AUTOMATED FUND TRANSFER IN LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED
 STATES INTO AN ACCOUNT IN THE NAME OF THE EMPLOYEE AT A FINANCIAL INSTI-
 TUTION  DESIGNATED BY THE EMPLOYEE; PROVIDED THAT THE EMPLOYEE VOLUNTAR-
 ILY GIVES WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC AUTHORIZATION IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE  HIS
 OR HER WAGES IN THIS MANNER; OR
   D.  BY CREDIT TO A PAYROLL CARD ACCOUNT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION ONE
 HUNDRED NINETY-TWO-A OF THIS ARTICLE, PROVIDED THAT THE EMPLOYEE  VOLUN-
 TARILY  GIVES  WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC AUTHORIZATION IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE
 HIS OR HER WAGES IN THIS MANNER.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04178-01-1

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