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The New York State Department of Labor is charged with the administration and enforcement of the New York Labor Law and the regulations adopted thereunder. As a service to the public, this website will, from time to time, publish information regarding laws and regulations that may be of interest. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all of the recent changes in the Labor Law or in the regulations proposed or adopted thereunder.


On May 27, 2015, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Methods of Payment of Wages was published in the New York State Register.  The State Register contains copies of all of the rulemaking documents, and the full text of the proposed rule.

The 45-day comment period for the proposed rule has been extended, by the Department, to July 31, 2015. Comments may be submitted to Michael Paglialonga, NYS Department of Labor, Building 12, State Office Campus, Room 509, Albany, NY 12240, email:

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