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N.Y. offers tools for Wage Theft Prevention Act compliance

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in Compensation and Benefits,Employment Law

by John M. Bagyi, Esq.

The New York State Department of Labor has issued notification templates New York employers can use to comply with the state’s new Wage Theft Prevention Act. The law, which went into effect April 9, requires employers to provide every employee with a statement detailing:

  1. The employee’s rate 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
  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.

Employers can print out the templates and then fill in pertinent informati...(register to read more)

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Bob Lipman January 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Great article. One point I would add is a warning to employers not to answer the optional question on the NYDOL template for exempt employees which asks employers to identify the specific exempt classification. Many employers do not know the reason some employees are exempt – for example administrative v. executive or whether the Motor Carrier Act or 7i exemption should be cited. Employers that want to automate wage notice distribution and use a customized notice that has no “optional questions” should check out http://www.wagenotice.com

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