Senator David Carlucci Passes Payroll Legislation to Protect Hard Working New Yorkers

January 28, 2020

(Albany, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci passed legislation (S.6725A) through the New York State Senate to make misappropriating payroll a crime. The payroll service protection comes in the wake of last year’s MyParyRollHR collapse, which left thousands of workers without their paychecks, including residents in the Hudson Valley.

Carlucci’s bill creates, for the first time in New York State’s law, a charge for misappropriating payroll, which is a felony. Someone can be charged with misappropriating payroll when he or she knows the funds are designated for use as employee payroll funds or as payment of payroll taxes and intentionally prevents the funds from being used for their designated purpose.