New York State requires employers to provide certain wage information to employees at the time of hire and with each payment of wages thereafter. This law, the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), took effect on April 9, 2011. Here are some key provisions of the law that employers need to know.
For immigration purposes, employers are required to verify the employment eligibility for every employee hired using the I-9 Form from the USCIS. Employers who fail to obtain the appropriate documentation from new employees can be fined penalties in an amount of not less than $110 and not more than $1,100 for each violation per I-9 employment verification form they failed to fill out and maintain.
NYC's Commuter Benefits Law takes effect on January 1, 2016. Under the law, all employers (corporations, LLCs, partnerships or sole proprietorships) with 20 or more full-time employees working in New York City must offer their employees the opportunity to use pre-tax income to pay for their transportation by public or privately owned mass transit or in a commuter highway vehicle. The law does not apply to any part-time employees.