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Court of Appeals Addresses Meaning of “Executives” and “Wages” Under NY Labor Law

Date: 06/13/08

A recent New York Court of Appeals decision clarifies two important aspects of New York Labor Law. In Pachter v. Bernard Hodes Group, Inc.1, the appeals court held that executives are entitled to the protections granted to employees in article 6 of the Labor Law and that employers and employees are free to structure a compensation arrangement under which an employee's commissions are "earned" only after deductions are taken from the employee's gross pay.

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