Wage Theft Prevention Act

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DC's Amended Wage Theft Prevention Act Expands Employer Penalties and Imposes New Notice Requirements

The District of Columbia is set to implement the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (the "Act"), a measure broad in scope that amends several existing D.C. laws. ...more

Amendments to the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Lower Burdens but Increase Liability

The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), passed in 2011, requires, in part, that employers give written notice of wage rates to each newly hired employee within ten days of hire. ...more

Changes to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act Eliminating the Annual Wage Notice Requirement

On December 29, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that amends the Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “WTPA”) eliminating the burdensome annual wage notice requirement that was previously placed on employers (the...more

Critical Update Concerning the Wage Theft Prevention Act

On December 29, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed a bill amending the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) to eliminate the requirement that employers provide annual wage notices to all existing employees between January 1 and February...more

New Year, New Colorado Employment Laws

As Coloradans rang in 2015, new Colorado employment laws and regulations were also ushered into effect. These laws, all effective January 1, 2015, add protections and generally benefit employees while likely creating new...more

New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Amended – Annual Wage Notices No Longer Required

On December 29, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law amendments to the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “WTPA”). Bill A08106C (Assembly), S05885-B (Senate). Most notably, the amendments eliminate the WTPA’s annual...more

New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Update: Annual Notice Requirement Is Removed for 2015

On December 29, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the long-awaited amendment (“Amendment”) to the Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA” or “Act”) and a chapter memorandum. Notably, the Amendment and the chapter memorandum...more

Latest update on the New York State Wage Theft Act Annual Pay Notices: No Need to Distribute Them. But NY Employers, Don’t Forget...

Confirming earlier reports, New York employers will not have to distribute New York State Wage Theft Act Annual Pay Notices in January 2015 or thereafter....more

A Late Holiday Present from Governor Cuomo: Annual New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Notices Are Not Required Beginning in 2015

As we covered in the June 2014 issue of the New York eAuthority, the New York legislature adopted a bill that eliminates the annual notice requirement under the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act. At that time, it was...more

Key Changes to New York's Wage Theft Prevention Act Become Law

After a delay of nearly six months, on December 29, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into a law a bill (A 8106-C, S5885-B) that amends the state's Labor Law, including the Wage Theft Prevention Act (the WTPA), and...more

In the Nick of Time: Governor Cuomo Approves Repeal of Annual Wage Notices

As employers in New York were gearing up for distribution of the annual wage notices in January 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo finally signed the amendment to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act that was passed by the...more

Governor Cuomo Signs the Bill Eliminating the Annual Wage Notice Requirement

Happy New Year! On December 29, Governor Cuomo signed the bill eliminating the requirement under the Wage Theft Prevention Act that employers in New York provide annual wage notices to their employees. ...more

Governor Signs Amendments to N.Y. Wage Theft Prevention Act, Eliminating Requirement that Employers Issue Annual Notices to...

On December 29, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill amending the N.Y. Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”) immediately eliminating the requirement that employers send annual WTPA wage rate and pay date notices to current...more

Update to the Update: New York Employers Will Likely Be Relieved of the Requirement to Distribute Annual Pay Notices in January...

Okay, so despite our previous post saying the opposite, employers likely will not have to distribute New York State Wage Theft Act Annual Pay Notices after all. We had good reason to report it the other way a couple of weeks...more

Labor and Employment: An Early Holiday Present For New York Employers: The Annual Wage Notice Requirement Will Be Eliminated...

New York employers who have already begun preparing to send out annual wage notices to their employees under the Wage Theft Prevention Act can safely stop their preparations. The bill eliminating the annual wage notice...more

Employers Must Begin Notifying Employees of New Paid Sick Leave Law on January 2015

California’s new paid sick leave law, the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014” (AB 1522), will go into effect in two stages in 2015. We discussed the key provisions of AB 1522 in a September E-Alert....more

NYS Wage Theft Prevention Action – Summer 2014 Amendments Still Pending

This summer, we wrote about a bill passed by both the New York State Assembly and Senate to amend the New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act (the WTPA). Among other things, the amendments would eliminate the need for...more

Don’t Let California’s Sick Leave Law Leave You Sick this New Year’s: Be Prepared to Comply on January 1!

California employers are facing a healthy dose of new requirements next month as the notice and posting provisions in the state’s recently enacted paid sick leave law take effect. To help employers comply before ringing in...more

D.C. Council Passes “Emergency” Amendments to the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act

As we noted in our blog post last month, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray recently signed an amendment to the Wage Theft Prevention Act. As detailed in our post and related client alert, the D.C. Wage Theft Prevention...more

Labor and Employment: The Bill Eliminating the Annual Wage Notice Requirement Still Has Not Been Signed by the Governor (12/14)

Nearly six months ago, we reported in a New York Labor and Employment Law Report blog article that the New York Legislature passed a bill eliminating the requirement under the Wage Theft Prevention Act that employers provide...more

Update: New York Employers Will Still Be Required to Distribute Annual Pay Notices in January 2015

To the consternation and bewilderment of many, the New York State Legislature never sent to Governor Cuomo the bill it passed earlier this year repealing the New York State Wage Theft Act’s Annual Pay Notice Requirement. ...more

D.C. Prepares a Holiday “Gift” for Employers – the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray quietly signed an amendment to the Wage Theft Prevention Act which will likely take effect in mid-December 2014 – just in time for the holidays. ...more

D.C. Amends Wage Theft Prevention Act to Increase Employer Obligations and Penalties

Absent Congressional action, employers in the District of Columbia will soon face a slew of new requirements and penalties as a result of the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (the "Act"), which amends a law that...more

Fail to Pay Wages in D.C. and Get Sued With Some of Your Closest Friends (and Contractors)

If you are a D.C. employer, temporary staffing agency, contractor or subcontractor, you have yet another wage and hour law to contend with: The Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014. Among other things, the law...more

Act Now Advisory: Will New York Employers Finally Be Relieved of Annual Reporting Obligations Under the Wage Theft Prevention Act?

A recently proposed amendment ("Amendment") to New York's Wage Theft Prevention Act ("WTPA" or "Act") would provide less burdensome employer reporting obligations but increase penalties under the Act. The Amendment passed the...more

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