On January 26th, we published a client alert summarizing a new law affecting New York State employers that significantly increases administrative obligations on New York State employers and the potential penalties to which they can be subject for failure to meet these and other pre-existing obligations. In that client alert, we reported the effective date of the new law as April 12, 2011, based on the provision of the law that states that it shall become effective 120 days after signing. It has come to our attention that, although the former governor publicly signed the law at a ceremony on Monday, December 13, 2010, he actually signed the law twice. He had previously signed the law privately on Friday, December 10, 2010. As a result, the effective date of the law is actually three days earlier than we reported, and compliance will be required by April 9, 2011. All employers who employ one or more employees within New York State will want to familiarize themselves with this new law and be prepared to comply by April 9, 2011.