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You’re off the hook: No more WTPA annual statements in New York

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In December, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation eliminating employers’ obligation to file an annual statement under the Wage Theft Protection Act. The annual statement provided a snapshot of pay rates and to employees each January.

Under the new rules, employers must provide a written notice to each new hire that includes:

  • The rate or rates of pay, including overtime
  • How the employee is paid (e.g., by the hour, shift, day, week, or commission)
  • The regular payday
  • The official name of the employer and any other names used for business (i.e., DBA)
  • The address and phone number of the employer’s main office or principal location
  • Allowances taken as part of the minimum wage (e.g., tips, meal and lodging deductions).

The notice must be given both in English and in the employee’s primary language.

Note: Certain industries including hospitality, have special rules. Talk to your attorney to ensure you are in compliance.

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