February 1, 2012
Special Update for JVC Members in New York State
New York State's
WAGE THEFT PREVENTION ACT
Now in Effect
New York's recently enacted Wage Theft Prevention Act requires employers in the state to give their employees written notice of their wage rates. The notice must be given to each all employees and any new hires by February 1st each year.
Among other things, the notice must include:
- Rate or rates of pay, including overtime rate of pay (if it applies)
- How the employee is paid: by the hour, shift, day, week, commission, etc.
- Regular payday
- Official name of the employer and any other names used for business (DBA)
The notice must be given in English and in some cases another language, if it is the employee's primary language. While the employer may use its own notice, it may also use the sample notice prepared by the New York State Department of Labor (DOL). These sample forms, available in a variety of language can be found on the Department's website at:
For more information on this new law, including a Wage Theft Prevention Act Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions, visit the DOL website at:
The laws that govern the workplace are numerous and can be complex. Find help with JEM, JVC's Jewelers Employment Manual. JEM includes the information employers need to limit legal risk:
- Guidance for Employers
- Sample Employee Handbook
- Sample forms for hiring, evaluation, termination and more
Visit the JVC website at www.jvclegal.org for more information about JEM.
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