Posted by Frank Cania, MSEmpL, SPHR – President of DRIVEN HR, LLC
Yes, it is signed, sealed, delivered…and confirmed!
According to Governor Cuomo’s staff, the Governor signed bill A.8106-C/S.5885-B, which includes an amendment to the Wage Theft Prevention Act eliminating the annual wage notice requirement for all employees. http://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/employer/wage-theft-prevention-act.shtm
As reported in a previous post, in order to make the amendment effective in time to eliminate the annual wage notice requirement for 2015, legislative leaders and the Governor have agreed to a chapter amendment that will make the change effective immediately. Based on this agreement, the New York State Department of Labor will not require the annual wage statements in 2015. (Remember, employers are still required to provide new employees with a wage notice at the time of hire.)
I think I can speak for our clients, and my peers in the HR profession when I say, “THANK YOU Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for starting our 2015 with this great news!”
On behalf of everyone at DRIVEN HR, I want to wish you a very Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year!
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Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only, does not constitute a legal opinion, and is not legal advice. The facts of each situation should be considered and analyzed individually. Therefore, you should always consult with competent employment counsel regarding any issues discussed here.
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