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CHANGES IN THE NEW YORK LABOR LAW – Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) Notice of Rates of Pay and Regular Payday

Effective April 9, 2011, Section 195.1 of the Labor Law requires all New York employers, other than governmental agencies, to give employees at the time of hire (before work is performed) and on or before February 1st of each year, notice of  the following:

  1. the employee’s rate or rates of pay
  2. the overtime rate of pay, if the employee is subject to overtime regulations
  3. the basis of wage payment (per hour, per shift, per week, piece rate, commission, etc.)
  4. any allowances the employer intends to claim as part of the minimum wage including tip, meal, and lodging allowances
  5. the regular pay day
  6. the employer’s name and any names under which the employer does business (DBA)
  7. the physical address of the employer’s main office or principal place of business and, if different, the employer’s mailing address
  8. the employer’s telephone number

More information, including a FAQ, can be found on the NY State website at http://www.labor.state.ny.us/workerprotection/laborstandards/workprot/lshmpg.shtm.

You can also read a summary of the law by Worklaw® Network member firm Collazo Florentine & Klein llp by going to http://www.cfk-law.com/linkdocs/129.pdf.

Note: This ONLY affects the State of New York.