In 2014, the New York Attorney General's Labor Bureau began publishing an annual report on successful efforts to protect New York's working men and women. The reports highlight the breadth and scope of the Labor Bureau's enforcement efforts and its commitment to ensure a safe and equitable workplace for all New Yorkers.
A 2014 report by the New York Attorney General's Labor Bureau on the use of payroll cards in traditionally low-wage industries. The report found that the use of payroll cards create serious problems for low-wage workers, employees with limited English proficiency (LEP) and individuals lacking internet access. Problems include information gaps on how to obtain wages, and mounting fees for basic use of the card. The report also found that a growing number of employers require workers to use payroll cards.
- Pinched by Plastic Report, New York Attorney General's Office (June 12, 2014).