Brooklyn, NY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York

Q: I am currently employed however I obtained my position through a staffing co. The actual org. States they pay for lunch

And the staffing co. Says they deducted my lunch. Can you explain what the law says about this because I feel I am being robbed &its being jsustified.

1 Lawyer Answer
V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: New York Labor Law prohibits deductions from paychecks except as agreed to by the employee or by court order.

Employment agreements and benefits are always subject to change unless you have entered an employment contract or your union contract provides contractual rights. Employment contracts which are enforceable have terms i.e. from New year's day 2020 to new year's eve 2021. Even that may be subject to interpretation.

Ask an employment lawyer to review your contract if you have one. Verbal agreements are very tough to prove. Good luck. And even though employers may be permitted to lie to you, you can never lie to your employer because your paycheck comes from them and you owe many common law duties to them whether you know about those duties or not.

One big reason why unions will probably come back strong at some point in time.

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