New York Cracks Down On Wage Theft

Diane J. Savino

December 23, 2010

Source: Governor of New York
Posted on: 14th December 2010
Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act.

The Wage Theft Prevention Act addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections.

The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.

“At a time when so many New Yorkers are living paycheck to paycheck, it is vital that we protect the right to receive their hard-earned pay and afford them every protection against wage theft,” Governor Paterson said. “I am proud to sign this legislation, which will combat misconduct by unscrupulous employers who fail to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime. I commend the bill’s sponsors, Senator Diane Savino and Assemblyman Carl Heastie, for their efforts in securing passage of this bill.”

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