2013 New York Consolidated Laws
WKC - Workers' Compensation
Article 9 - (200 - 242) DISABILITY BENEFITS
209 - Contribution of employees for disability benefits.


NY Work Comp L § 209 (2012) What's This?
 
    §  209.  Contribution  of employees for disability benefits. 1.  Every
  employee in the employment of a covered employer  shall,  on  and  after
  January  first,  nineteen  hundred  fifty,  contribute  to  the  cost of
  providing disability benefits under this article, to the extent  and  in
  the manner herein provided.
    2.  The special contribution of each such employee to the accumulation
  of funds to  provide  benefits  for  disabled  unemployed  shall  be  as
  provided in subdivision one of section two hundred fourteen.
    3.  The  contribution  of each such employee to the cost of disability
  benefits provided by this article shall be one-half of one per centum of
  the employee's wages paid to him  on  and  after  July  first,  nineteen
  hundred fifty, but not in excess of sixty cents per week.
    4.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  law,  the  employer is
  authorized to collect from his employees, except as  otherwise  provided
  in  any  plan  or agreement under the provisions of subdivisions four or
  five of section two hundred  eleven,  the  contribution  provided  under
  subdivisions  two and three, through payroll deductions. If the employer
  shall not make deduction for any payroll period he may  thereafter,  but
  not   later  than  one  month  after  payment  of  wages,  collect  such
  contribution through payroll deduction.
    5. In collecting employee contributions  through  payroll  deductions,
  the  employer  shall act as the agent of his employees and shall use the
  contributions only to provide disability benefits as  required  by  this
  article.  After  June thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifty, if the employer
  is not providing, or to the extent that he is not  then  providing,  for
  the payment of disability benefits to his employees by insuring with the
  state  fund  or  with  another  insurance  carrier,  he  shall  keep the
  contributions of his employees as trust funds separate  and  apart  from
  all  other  funds  of the employer. The payment of such contributions by
  the employer to a carrier providing for the  payment  of  such  benefits
  shall  discharge  the  employer from responsibility with respect to such
  contributions.

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