Dive into this week’s “States of Work” roundup of state and local labor and employment developments. This week, New York’s governor proposes felony-level penalties for intentional wage violations, and varying minimum wage proposals take flight—as others get grounded.
N.Y. Wage Violation Felonies
Employers that knowingly violate New York wage laws would face increased criminal penalties under a proposal from Gov.
Elevating willful wage violations to felonies is one of several pro-labor provisions outlined in Cuomo’s executive budget proposal. The governor and Legislature will work toward agreeing on budget and policy proposals by an April 1 deadline.