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New York State Regulations Governing Payroll Debit Cards (Scheduled to Become Effective March 7) Held Invalid and Revoked

    The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) issued final regulations in September 2016, significantly restricting the use of payroll debit cards and imposing disclosure and consent requirements for direct deposit. The regulations (12 NYCRR §192) were to become effective on March 7, 2017. However, in a February 16, 2017, decision, the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals (IBA) held the regulations “invalid” and “revoked.” “We find the regulations are invalid because they exceed [the NYS Commissioner’s] rulemaking authority,” the IBA held.

    Please click on the following link to read the full post by Jackson Lewis attorneys Jeffrey Brecher, Richard Greenberg, Daniel Jacobs, Jonathan Kozak, Vincent Polsinelli, and Noel Tripp.

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