New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Amended – Annual Wage Notices No Longer Required

January 6, 2015

On December 29, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law amendments to the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “WTPA”). Bill A08106C (Assembly), S05885-B (Senate). Most notably, the amendments eliminate the WTPA’s annual wage notice requirement and increase the penalties associated with violations of the WTPA. The New York State Department of Labor has announced that the elimination of the annual notice requirement will take effect immediately, meaning that employers need not provide employees with annual notices in 2015. For general background on the WTPA’s requirements, see our December 2010 client alert, available here.

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