When you should be paid

It depends on your job.  New York Labor Law section 191 generally provides:


If you are:

Then you are entitled to be paid:

a manual worker

at least once a week, not more than a week after the wages were earned

a commission salesman

as agreed, but at least once a month – on written request, you are also entitled to a statement of earnings due

another type of worker

at least twice a month, on a regular pay day designated in advance

For more information, contact New York Attorney General’s Labor Bureau at 212-416-8700, or the New York Department of Labor at http://www.labor.state.ny.us/ or  (800) 662-1220.