Development: On December 29, 2014, New York Governor Cuomo signed a bill amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) to eliminate the requirement that employers send annual WTPA wage rate and pay date notices to active employees between January 1 and February 1 of each year.

Impact: The amendment took immediate effect, so employers are not require to send notices for 2015. Employers, however, are still required to issue WTPA notices to all new employees at the time of hire and to retain those notices.