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With WTPA Amendments In Limbo, New York Employers Must Prepare for Another Round of “Those (Annual) Notices”

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

Proposed Amendment To New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act A Mixed Blessing for Employer Community

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

WTPA Damages Provision Not Retroactive

New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act does not apply retroactively to violations occurring before the April 2011 effective date (regardless of whether suit already had been filed or not), according to a decision from the Eastern District of New York. Quintanilla v. Suffolk Paving Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132469 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 17, 2012). The Court … Continue Reading

NY Senate Approves Repeal of Dreaded “Wage Theft Prevention Act” Annual Notification Requirement

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

NYSDOL Issues Wage Theft Act Forms Just Ahead of April 9 Effective Date

The New York State Department of Labor has provided model forms to comply with the Wage Theft Prevention Act.  Also included are instructions for completing the forms and  Guidelines for complying with the Act’s revisions to N.Y. Labor Law § 195.  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable … Continue Reading
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