In January and May 2011, we reported on a series of changes to New York Labor Law contained within the Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”). These changes are now applicable to all New York private-sector employers (including charter schools, private schools, and not-for-profit corporations). Affected New York employers must provide all employees with written pay notices at the time of hire on or before February 1 in each year.

Given that this deadline is fast approaching for 2012, now is a good time for employers to communicate with experienced wage and hour counsel regarding compliance strategies. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the attorneys in the Gibbons Employment & Labor Law Department.

Peter J. Dugan is an Associate in the Gibbons Employment & Labor Law Department.