The New York State Labor law amendments you need to know

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Despite a summer of political circus distractions in Albany, the New York Legislature continued to crank out laws that further regulate New York employers. Here are some recent changes to New York State laws that you need to take into consideration.

Pay rates and pay dates

Effective Oct. 26, 2009, all New York state employers have new obligations to let new employees know what they will be paid and when they will be paid.

The Legislature amended the New York State Labor Law Section 195(1) to require employers to provide all employees hired on or after Oct. 26, 2009, with written notice of their rate of pay and their regular paydays. The notice must also include the employee’s overtime wage rate.

Previously, employers had to notify only new employees of their regular rate of pay and their paydays—and the notice could be oral.

The new law also requires employers to obtain employees’ written acknowledgment that ...(register to read more)

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