Repeal annual wage notification rule

One of the legislative issues that The Business Council has fought hard on this year is repealing the annual wage notification requirement in the Wage Theft Prevention Act. The annual notification requires employers to notify, in writing, the annual wage being paid to each worker.

Central New York business leaders addressed the issue again at a regulatory hearing held by the New York State Senate in Central New York. Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) agreed with businesses who said the law should be repealed, calling the requirement “a poster child of ridiculousness.”

The repeal was blocked at the end of this year’s legislative session even though measures to repeal had passed the Senate with bipartisan support in late June and had 62 bi-partisan sponsors in the Assembly.

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