For decades, the federal government has generally required that employers must pay their employees biweekly. However, the Appellate Division in New York in the Vega v. CM & Associates Construction Management, LLC., case recently rekindled and acknowledged an 1890 pay provision that states every “manual employee” should be paid weekly. This New York provision was largely ignored for quite some time, but it is now possible that employers with manual workers may owe each worker 100% of wages if they were not paid weekly given the available penalties! With a 6 year statute of limitations for untimely wage payment claims, this could be very challenging for small businesses unless the decision is reversed. For more please read here.
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