Following long delays, on December 29 2014 New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill eliminating the requirement that employers provide annual written notices to employees under the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.

As a result of the amendment, employers were released from the obligation to provide the notices that would ordinarily be distributed during January 2015 (with a deadline of February 1). Employers continue to be required to provide employees with the required notice at the time of hire.

The New York State Department of Labour has posted a notice on its website confirming that annual statements are not required in 2015.

Kevin B Leblang

Robert N Holtzman

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