Senate Passes Bill to Eliminate Annual Notice Requirements of Wage Theft Prevention Act
On February 29, 2012, the New York State Senate passed a bill (S06063A) that would eliminate the annual notice requirements of the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), a law which presently requires, among other things, that a detailed notice be provided to all employees upon hire, annually thereafter between January 1 and February 1, and upon changes in the information contained in the notice. If this bill passes in the Assembly, it will be sent to the Governor's desk. Employers should note that passage of this bill would not eliminate any of the other requirements in the WTPA; it just would eliminate the annual notice requirement. For more information about the WTPA, see prior issues of the New Jersey eAuthority as well as the FAQ available on the Department of Labor's website.
Note: this article was published in the March 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.