Elimination of Annual WTPA Notice

Did you know…

On December 29, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill eliminating the annual wage notice?

Regulatory Update

According to the New York State Department of Labor website, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill eliminating the requirement that before February 1 of each year, employers notify and receive written acknowledgement from every worker about their rate of pay, allowances, pay day, etc. According to the signing statement, legislative leaders and the Governor have agreed to a chapter amendment to make this change effective immediately. Accordingly, given the pending enactment of this chapter amendment, the Department will not require annual statements in 2015.

http://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/employer/wage-theft-prevention-act.shtm

PLEASE NOTE: EMPLOYERS WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A WAGE NOTICE TO ALL NEW HIRES AND WITHIN 7 DAYS OF A CHANGE IN PAY IF THE CHANGE IS NOT LISTED ON THE EMPLOYEE’S PAY STUB.