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Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Eliminating the Annual Notice Requirement Under the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act

December 31, 2014

On December 29, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill eliminating employers’ obligation to provide annual wage notices to employees under the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.  This change will take effect immediately, and annual notices will not be required for 2015.  More information regarding this development is available on the New York State Department of Labor’s website at: http://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/employer/wage-theft-prevention-act.shtm.

New York employers must still comply with the other notice requirements in the Wage Theft Prevention Act, which include: (a) providing a wage notice to new employees at hire; and (b) updating employees when information in a prior wage notice changes.  More information regarding these requirements is available in our prior alert ("New York State Department of Labor Issues Model Forms and Guidance Regarding the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act") and in FAQs published on the New York State Department of Labor’s website.

 Please do not hesitate to contact any of our attorneys if you have any questions regarding your company’s obligations under the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.