Q:  Will New York have a mandatory poster change called the new Wage Theft Protection Act go into effect 4-12-11? 

A:  The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act was signed into law by Gov. Patterson Dec. 13, 2010, and goes into effect April 12, 2011. 

The Act does not include a labor law poster requirement but it does require certain notifications such as:

  • annual written pay notices for employees, and
  • a requirement for employers who have violated labor law to post documentation explaining the violation.

We will continue to monitor New York labor law poster requirements in case there are any future changes related to the NY wage theft law.

If you need to update your New York labor law poster or have other federal or state labor law poster questions, go to the Poster Compliance Center New York labor law poster page or call 1-800-322-3636.