On June 19, 2014, New York Assembly and Senate passed legislation eliminating a Wage Theft Prevention Act requirement that employers must provide wage notices to all employees by Feb. 1 each year.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to sign the bill, making 2014 the last year employers had to provide the notice. This is certainly a welcome development for employers in New York, that found the annual wage notice requirement to be extremely burdensome and costly.
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However, the news isn’t all positive. The bill also increases the penalties for an employer’s failure to provide a wage notice upon hiring a new employee and for failing to provide appropriate wage statements to employees.
Originally published in the HR Specialist - August 2014.
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