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N.Y. wage-and-hour news you can use: annual notices & tax credits

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by Kerry Langan and Subhash Viswanathan, Esqs.

Now that 2014 is in full swing, it’s time to make sure your organization is up to speed on new wage-and-hour obligations and prepare to take advantage of a new tax incentive for hiring student workers.

WTPA now required

New York employers were required to issue annual notices under the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) to all New York employees between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1. This is the third year that the WTPA annual notice requirement has been in effect.

The annual notice must contain the following information:

  • The employee’s rate or rates of pay (including regular and overtime rates for nonexempt employees)
  • The basis of pay (such as by the hour, shift, day, week, salary, piece or commission)
  • Allowances, claimed as part of the minimum wage (e.g., tips, meals, lodging)
  • The regular pay day
  • The name, address, and telephone number of the employer.

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