He may not have named it that, but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was pretty clear that policing employer payrolls will be a primary goal of his new 200 member enforcement force.  This week, the governor announced the creation of the Minimum Wage Enforcement and Outreach Unit, a new state agency that will be comprised of specially trained staff from the state Labor, Taxation and Workers Comp Board, among others.  Cuomo claims the unit will enforce proper minimum wage rates, and ‘help employers’ understand their rights and responsibilities.  Lest you think it is all about “helping” the state’s employers understand the new law, know also that the minimum wage unit will access fines of $3 for every hour the proper wage is not paid, ensure payment of back wages plus damages and will subject the business owner to a full audit of wages paid to all employees by the state Department of Labor.