Employment Law Alert - December 2010


On December 13, 2010, the New York legislature amended the Labor Law to now impose significant new requirements on employers and considerably increase penalties for noncompliance.

Notice Requirements - As described in our October 2009 Employment Alert, employers were previously required to notify new hires of their pay date, rate of pay, and overtime rate. Now, the law requires employers to issue the notice upon hire and by February 1 of every subsequent year. In addition, the information that must be provided has expanded to include, for example, the employer's name, any other name under which it is doing business, the address of the employer's principal office and other relevant information. The notice must be signed each time it is received and offered in the employee's primary language if that language is not English. The law also requires the Labor Commissioner to issue the relevant forms for employer use (once the forms are made public, we will provide you with a link.)

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