The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act's Annual Pay Notice Deadline is Rapidly Approaching

This alert serves as a reminder that the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act requires employers to provide annual pay notices to all of their employees (whether full-time or part-time, exempt or non-exempt) no later than February 1, 2013.  For seasonal employees who are not working during this period, employers must provide annual pay notices to these employees as soon as they return to work from their time away.

As explained in more detail in our previous alerts on the Wage Theft Prevention Act, which you can access here and here, the annual pay notice, which contains several items of information, must be (i) provided even if the information it contains will not change from previous notice provided; (ii) written in English and in the employee’s primary language, but only if the Department of Labor has released a notice template in that primary language; and (iii) maintained for six years.  Further, employers must also obtain acknowledgements from employees affirming that they have received the pay notice.

As the compliance deadline nears, employers are well advised to seek the advice of employment counsel for assistance complying with the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.

 

Topics:  Notice Requirements, Wage Theft Prevention Act

Published In: Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Mintz Levin - Employment Matters | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »