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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Employer's use of payroll cards to pay workers under investigation by New York State Attorney General Schneierman


Employer's use of payroll cards to pay workers under investigation by New York State Attorney General Schneierman

Marnie E. Smith, Esq., an attorney with Harris Beach's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, has posted an item on the NYMUNIBLOG reviewing Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s investigation of the use of "payroll cards” by employers.

Ms. Smith observes that “Payroll cards are used as an alternative to the traditional written paycheck or direct deposit” whereby the employee’s wages “are loaded onto a debit card, which avoids having to cash a paycheck and does not require the employee to have a bank account.”

The full text of Ms. Smith’s posting is on the Internet at: http://nymuniblog.com/?p=3349

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