Jon Israel Discusses Pay Frequency Litigation in New York

22 April 2022 Law360 News

Partner Jon Israel was quoted in a Law360 article entitled “NY Employers Face Long and Costly Pay Frequency Litigation,” which details a New York appellate decision that granted manual workers the right to sue and recover liquidated damages on late but fully paid wages.

With respect to defining ‘manual labor’ itself, Israel shared that “employers should approach these classifications more thoughtfully than they may have before when the risks were not as high.” He went on to add: "Don't just assume. But even if they were [a manual worker] on some small minor level, is that enough to create a firestorm around litigation that's going to cost people a lot of money and pretty much line the pockets of the lawyers and not necessarily the workers who already got paid." 

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