New York Wage Theft Prevention Act: New Amendments to the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Relieve Employers of the Requirement to Provide Annual Wage Notices to Employees but Increase Penalties for Noncompliance

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - January 6, 2015

On December 29, 2014, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation amending the 2011 New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA” or the “Act”), with the effect of immediately relieving employers of the burden of providing an annual notice to employees with detailed wage rate information.  The new law also increases penalties for noncompliance, expands coverage to owners of LLCs, and imposes additional requirements.