|Wage Theft Prevention Act|
Information from the state labor department on employer’s implementation of the wage theft prevention act is available on the labor department’s web site, click here. This law affects all private sector employers in New York State and all employers must take action.
A quick look will show you the information that you need to include on the notice to all new employees hired on or after the Act’s April 9, 2011, effective date. You may use your own form as long as all required information is included or you may use the forms provided by the labor department. Including this new information in a hire letter does not satisfy the requirements of the new law. It must be a separate form. For the labor department’s forms, just scroll down. You are also urged to read the labor department’s Frequently Asked Questions about the WTPA.
If you have new employees whose primary language is Spanish, Chinese or Korean, those foreign language forms are here. Scroll down for the applicable form; then find the needed language. If you have new employees whose primary language is other than Spanish, Chinese or Korean, you only need to provide the information in English. Other foreign language forms may be released by the labor department in the future.
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