March 2011

New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Increases Obligations and Penalties for Employers Effective April 9, 2011

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Signed into law by Governor David Paterson in his last days in office, the Wage Theft Prevention Act enacts more stringent recordkeeping and employee notification requirements on employers and increases penalties for violations of New York’s wage payment laws, among other things. The Act is effective April 9, 2011 and it is anticipated that it will lead to increased activity by plaintiffs’ attorneys and the New York State Department of Labor.

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