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 S5885B to be effective immediately and relieving employers of the currently-applicable 2015 notice requirement. Employers should note that this repeal does not modify other notice requirements under the WTPA, or NYDOL Wage Orders as applicable.
[UPDATE] – The New York State Department of Labor’s web site confirms that the Governor has signed S.5885-B, amending the WTPA to repeal the annual notice requirement, with a chapter amendment to follow rendering the change effective in January 2015.