New Notice And Record Keeping Requirements Under The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Take Effect On April 9, 2011


On December 10, 2010, Governor David Paterson signed into law the New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “WTPA” or the “Act”). The WTPA imposes on employers additional notice and record-keeping requirements under the wage and hour provisions of the New York Labor Law and significantly stiffens the civil and criminal penalties on employers for certain Labor Law violations. The Act will take effect on April 9, 2011, and all employers should review and update their employment practices to comply with the law on or before the April 9 deadline. Additionally, the WTPA authorizes the New York Department of Labor to adopt new regulations under the WTPA, which may impose additional requirements on employers.

Among other things, the WTPA amends the Labor Law by...

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