In June, we reported on a bill passed by the New York State Legislature that proposed significant changes to the state’s labor laws. Among other things, the bill would have eliminated the requirement that employers furnish wage notices to employees between January 1 and February 1 every year. At the time, it was expected that Governor Andrew Cuomo would sign the bill shortly. But nearly six months after passing both legislative houses, the bill has not even been delivered to the Governor. Long story short? New York employers must provide the annual wage notices, as they have in previous years, to all existing employees between January 1 and February 1, 2015. Whether the bill is eventually signed by Governor Cuomo, and in what form, remains to be seen.
Copies of the requisite notice, which must be provided in both English and each employee’s primary language, can be found on the New York State Department of Labor’s website.