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Reminder to New York Employers: Annual Notices Under the Wage Theft Prevention Act Must Be Distributed Between January 1 and February 1, 2012

by William J. Milani, Jeffrey M. Landes, Susan Gross Sholinsky, and Jennifer A. Goldman

For the first time, in 2012, New York employers must provide all New York employees with an annual notice and acknowledgment of pay rate and pay date (“Notice”) pursuant to the Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”), which amended the New York State Labor Law (“Labor Law”), effective April 9, 2011.

As we previously reported (see Act Now Advisory “Governor Paterson Signs Overhaul of New York State Labor Law” (Dec. 15, 2010), and Act Now Advisory “They’re Here – New York State Department of Labor Issues Updated 195.1 Templates and WTPA Frequently Asked Questions” (April 4, 2011)), the WTPA requires employers to provide their newly hired employees with Notices. Employers must also provide New York employees with written notice of certain changes in their wage rate and/or pay dates. In addition, the requirement that New York employers must provide Notices to all employees, annually, between January 1 and February 1 of each year, first becomes applicable in 2012.

Read the full advisory online