Labor Law 191

Understanding Your Pay Frequency Rights Under New York Labor Law Section 191
How Often Should You Get Paid?
Are you aware of how often you should be paid according to New York law? New York Labor Law Section 191 mandates that most hourly workers, especially those engaged in manual labor, must receive their wages weekly. This includes a wide range of employees who spend a significant portion of their time on physical tasks, such as cashiers, hairdressers, janitors, and many others in various sectors. At Outten & Golden, our experienced attorneys offer free consultations to help you understand your rights and options.

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This law requires that manual workers be paid within seven days of the week they earned their wages. Notably, railroad workers have specific pay deadlines, and there are exceptions for certain employee categories like professionals earning over $900 weekly and non-manual workers at non-profits. If you’re a manual worker and haven’t been paid weekly, your employer might be violating the law. Non-compliance can lead to significant penalties for employers. If you suspect your pay frequency rights have been infringed, it’s advisable to consult with an employment lawyer.

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