Employment, Labor and Benefits Alert: New York DOL Reverses Course: Employers No Longer Required To Use Its Official Form for New Hires


As we addressed in a recent Client Alert, as a result of amended provisions of New York Labor Law §195, employers are now obligated to notify new employees, in writing and at the time of hire, about certain information concerning the terms and conditions of employment. Despite the fact that amended §195 only requires that a new-hire’s acknowledgement conform to any content/form requirements the New York Department of Labor (DOL) might establish, the DOL broadly interpreted its authority under the statute and issued guidelines requiring employers to obtain new-hires’ acknowledgements as well as an official form. At the time the DOL issued this guidance and form, we opined that the DOL exceeded its authority.

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