1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Labor
  4. Article 6: Payment of Wages

Section 197 Civil penalty

Labor (LAB)

Any employer who fails to pay the wages of his employees or shall differentiate in rate of pay because of protected class status, as provided in this article, shall forfeit to the people of the state the sum of five hundred dollars for each such failure, to be recovered by the commissioner in any legal action necessary, including administrative action or a civil action.