• Reminder:  Notice of Pay Rate Forms Due by February 1, 2013
  • January 17, 2013 | Authors: Jeffrey P. Englander; Keith A. Markel
  • Law Firm: Morrison Cohen LLP - New York Office
  • This is a reminder for all New York employers to provide their workers with the appropriate Notice of Pay Rate forms by February 1, 2013 pursuant to the Wage Theft Prevention Act (the "Act"), which was signed into law on December 13, 2010 and became effective 120 days thereafter.  As has been the case since February 1, 2012 (and in select circumstances, prior thereto), the Act imposes increased obligations for employers at the time an employee is hired and on an annual basis thereafter, as well as additional penalties upon those employers who are charged with violating the State's wage and hour laws. The Act also expands the enforcement powers of the New York State Department of Labor and contains enhanced anti-retaliation protections for employees.