2013 New York Consolidated Laws
LAB - Labor
Article 6 - (190 - 199-A) PAYMENT OF WAGES
197 - Civil penalty.

NY Lab L § 197 (2012) What's This?
    §  197.  Civil penalty. Any employer who fails to pay the wages of his
  employees or shall differentiate in rate  of  pay  because  of  sex,  as
  provided  in  this article, shall forfeit to the people of the state the
  sum of five hundred dollars for each such failure, to  be  recovered  by
  the commissioner in any legal action necessary, including administrative
  action or a civil action.

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