Governor Cuomo Signs the Bill Eliminating the Annual Wage Notice Requirement

December 30, 2014

By: Subhash Viswanathan

Happy New Year!  On December 29, Governor Cuomo signed the bill eliminating the requirement under the Wage Theft Prevention Act that employers in New York provide annual wage notices to their employees.  Although the bill currently provides that it will go into effect 60 days after it is signed (which would mean that it would take effect after the February 1 deadline to provide the wage notices for 2015), the Governor's approval memo accompanying the bill specifically notes that an agreed-upon chapter amendment will "accelerate the effective date of the notification rule changes in section 1 of the bill to remove the notice requirement on employers for the 2015 calendar year." We will provide an update once the expected chapter amendment is enacted in January.