Heads up! Employment law in the news means employee chatter

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by Tyler Hendry, Erin Sylvester Torcello and Subhash Viswanathan, Esqs.

There’s plenty of employment law news making its way into the mainstream media. That means the workplace will be buzzing with em­­ployee chatter about working conditions, pay and unions. Prepare now for how to react.

The WTPA rumor mill

On Feb. 1, New York employers were required for the first time to post an­­nual notices mandated under the state’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA).

The WTPA requires employers to annually notify employees of their rates of pay, designated pay day, the employer’s intent to claim allowances (like tip or meal allowances) as part of the minimum wage and the basis of wage payment (by hour, shift, day, week, piece, etc.).

The simple reality is that distribution of these annual pay notices is likely to lead to co-worker gossip about wage and salary information. That makes now a good time to review your rules about discussing pa...(register to read more)

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