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My wage is being withheld by my employer. Checked NY State

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my wage is being withheld by my employer. Checked NY State Department of Labor and found the "Claim for Unpaid Wages" form (LS-223). However, it states that:
"Section 190.7 of the New York State Labor Law excludes from wage payment coverage those persons in an administrative, executive or professional capacity whose earnings exceed $900 gross per week"
My earning would exceed $900 per week. Can I still use this form to claim unpaid wages. What are my options?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  wallstreetfighter replied 2 years ago.

Your income would be higher than the amount as per the ny dol, however, you should file a complaint, and often times they will record the complaint, and try to settle with the employer, your best option, is to bring a wage lawsuit against the employer, as soon as possible, and ask for interest and punitive damages, this is the course of action in NY