Employment-New York Employers Must Provide New Employees With Written Notice of Rate of Pay And Overtime Rate

New York labor law (Section 195.1) has been amended so that an employer must inform a new employee, in writing at the time of hire, of the rate of his or her pay, the employer’s regular pay day and, if the employee is eligible for overtime, the regular hourly wage rate and the rate of overtime. Further, the employer must obtain a written acknowledgment from the employee that this information has been provided.

This change to the law applies to employees hired on and after October 26, 2009. Currently, an employer must inform a new employee, at the time of hire, of the rate of his or her pay and the regular pay day. This information need not be in writing, and an acknowledgment is not required.