As New York businesses should be aware, a new law recently took effect that requires employers to give written notice of wage rates to all employees by February 1 of each year. The Wage Theft Prevention Act also imposes stiff penalties on employers who do not comply.
While the law is intended to protect low-wage workers from unscrupulous employers who may attempt to pilfer their pay, many have argued that it overly burdens the bulk of New York businesses that treat their employees fairly.
Thankfully, it appears that efforts are already underway to repeal the yearly deadline. According to the Post-Standard, Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga, and Sen. John DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse are leading the charge to repeal the Feb. 1 wage notification requirement...
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