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NY deadline nears for wage notices
It’s nearly that time of year again when employers must send out notices to new hires and all other employees detailing such things as their pay rate and regular payday.
The notices must be sent by Feb. 1 to comply with the state Wage Theft Prevention Act, which took effect on April 9, 2011.
Employers who have employees in New York State are required to issue the annual notices, said Howard M. Wexler, an employment attorney at Seyfarth Shaw in Manhattan.
The notices must also include:
-How the employee is paid: by the hour, shift, day, commission, etc.
-The official name of the employer and any other names used for business.
-The address and phone number of the employer’s main office or principal location.
-Allowances taken for such things as tips and meal deductions.
“Employers must obtain a signed acknowledgment of receipt of the annual notice from each employee, and the signed acknowledgments must be maintained for at least six years,” Wexler said.