The District of Columbia, like California, has followed New York’s lead in enacting a new Wage Theft Prevention Act requiring issuance of individual wage notices. Analysis of the Act and its requirements is available at the Jackson Lewis Workplace Resource Center here.
Business advocacy groups advise that the New York Legislature and Governor Cuomo have reached agreement on the Legislature’s already-passed legislation repealing the Wage Theft Prevention Act’s annual notice requirement. Indeed, the Legislature’s web site confirms that S.5885-B has been delivered to the Governor. Business groups believe a “chapter amendment” will be forthcoming in January, modifying… Continue Reading
Despite passage in June by both chambers of the New York State Legislature, legislation repealing the 2011 Wage Theft Prevention Act’s “annual wage notice” has yet to take effect. In fact, as of this writing, Governor Cuomo has not been presented with the bill for signature. Because the legislation only takes effect 60 days after… Continue Reading
Following several rounds of lobbying and legislative proposals, both houses of the New York State Legislature this week passed a bill repealing the annual wage notice requirement (requiring a written notice during the month of January regardless of the timing of pay increases or date of hire) codified in New York Labor Law § 195… Continue Reading
Calling the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act’s annual notice requirement a waste of millions of dollars – and 51 million pieces of paper! – New York State Senators yesterday voted to repeal the Act’s annual notice requirement. This narrower repeal, which is limited to the notice provision (and not the other provisions of the… Continue Reading
New York’s landmark Wage Theft Prevention Act, which was recently modified and adopted in California, requires employers to issue to all New York employees an annual notice complying with the requirements of New York Labor Law § 195 (as amended by the Act). While the statute was effective in April 2011, the annual notice requirement, which… Continue Reading