New York Passes Bill Eliminating Wage Notice Requirement

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On June 19, 2014, the New York Legislature passed a bill that would eliminate the requirement that employers provide annual wage notices to employees.  Currently, under the Wage Theft Prevention Act, employers must provide wage notices to all employees by February 1 of each year.  The bill would eliminate that mandate starting in 2015.

The bill, however, would not modify the requirement that employers provide a wage notice to new employees upon their hire.  It also would increase the penalties for an employer’s failure to provide such wage statements.

If Governor Cuomo signs the bill, it will take effect sixty days after it is signed.  Please feel free to contact Connell Foley’s labor and employment law attorneys if you have questions about the bill or any other wage and hour law issue.