July 24, 2017
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New York City fast food workers can now request that deductions be made from their paychecks and sent to the nonprofit organization of their choice. This ordinance is one of a series of bills designated to benefit New York fast food workers.
Either the employee or the selected nonprofit organization must provide the employer with written authorization to make payroll deductions.
The authorization may be electronic or written and must include:
The authorization is valid until the employee revokes it in writing to the nonprofit organization, who must transmit the revocation to the employer.
Employers are not required to honor authorizations for contributions:
Employers that violate this ordinance must pay any missed deductions authorized by the employee plus interest. Employers are also subject to penalties of $500 to $1,000 per violation, depending on the number of violations.