Lame Duck Reform: NY's Wage Theft Prevention Act

Law360, New York (February 14, 2011, 2:36 PM EST) -- Governor David Paterson, as one of his last official acts in office, signed on Dec. 13, 2010, a sweeping reform of the New York Labor Law entitled the Wage Theft Prevention Act (the WTP Act).[1] The WTP Act, which becomes effective on April 9, 2011, modifies numerous sections of the New York Labor Law and imposes new record-keeping and notice obligations on virtually every company that employs people in the state.


The highlights of the WTP Act, which are detailed below, are as follows:...
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