Labor & HR Committee Update
July 15, 2013

Staff Contact: Frank Kerbein

Comments on Paycheck Deduction Proposed Regulations Submitted

Following up on our June 3, 2013 Labor & HR Committee Update concerning proposed paycheck deduction rules announced by the state labor department, we received input from several Business Council member companies and submitted comments earlier this month.

The 2012 statute created new categories of allowable withholdings. It also required DOL to adopt regulations governing withholdings for the recovery of overpayments, or the repayment of advances, before those statutory provisions became effective. Our comments are available here. The original labor department proposal is here.

In our comments, we called for further amendments to, and clarification of, proposed language dealing with employee notices, withholdings for wage overpayments, paycheck advances, and several other items.