The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has been working on drafting final regulations for it over a year now, but it would appear the NYSDOL has finally settled on new rules governing what New York employers using direct deposit must and must not do with their employees.  Effective March 7, 2017, Empire State employers who pay wages via direct deposit or payroll debit card to provide employees with a written plain language notice identifying all of the employee’s options for receiving their wages.  Additionally, they may not require an employee to accept wages by debit card or direct deposit, nor can the employee be charged any fees to access their wages.  There are a number of other requirements with which affected employers must comply and you can read about them here.