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New Law Eliminates Annual Notice Requirement Under the NYS Wage Theft Protection Act

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Employers Are Still Required to Notify Employees at Time of Hire 
A new law eliminates the requirement that before February 1 of each year, employers notify and receive written acknowledgement from every worker about (among other things) his or her rate of pay, allowances, and pay day. Legislative leaders and the governor have agreed to make this change effective immediately.

Accordingly, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) will not require annual statements in 2015.

Note: Businesses are still required to notify employees as required at the time of hire.

Employer Liability
Among other things, the new law also provides that an employer similar in operation or ownership to a prior employer who had previously committed wage theft is generally liable for the acts of the prior employer. Such provisions are expected to take effect on February 27, 2015.

Click here to read the text of the law.

For additional information relating to employee wages in New York, please visit the State Laws section, click on New York, and choose the appropriate topic from the menu at left.