The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
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Author: Stephen D. Hans

After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requirements. They had to provide wage notices to all employees by February 1 of every year. This was a costly and cumbersome requirement.

Recently the New York legislature passed a bill that eliminates the annual reporting requirement. The bill is sitting on Governor Cuomo's desk awaiting his signature.

Business owners must still provide wage notices when hiring a new employees and earnings statements to employees. In fact, the penalties for failing to do so are stiffened by the new bill. Here are some aspects of the new bill you should be aware of:

  • Fines for failures to provide new hires with pay notices were $50 a week and up to a maximum fine of $2,500 and they increased to $50 per week and a $5,000 maximum fine.
  • Fines for failures to provide earning statements were $100 a week with a $2,500 maximum and increased to $200 a day and up to a $5,000 maximum fine
  • Owners can no longer dissolve an business entity and create a new one to avoid penalty fees because the fees pass on to the new business entity

We understand that you do not have time to keep up with new laws that require compliance and can potentially affect your business. As employment law attorneys, we keep our clients informed and help them stay compliant with legal changes as they occur. Stephen Hans & Associates has assisted business owners with employment law compliance issues for decades, dating back to the founding of our firm in 1979.

 

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Author: Steven Palermo

The recent warm weather makes me realize how rapidly summer is approaching. It’s time to dust off those BBQ’s and open the pools.

Millions of people enjoy swimming in pools each summer in the United States. Unfortunately, on average two hundred people die each year in swimming pool related accidents.

Five Important Safety Tips For The Summer Swimming Season
Make sure that your pool is completely enclosed with a fence, even if your town does not require it. While most townships call for a person’s property to be fenced when there is a pool in the yard, they don’t all require an additional fence around the pool. Fencing the pool area provides an extra layer of security and safety. Make sure there are no gaps in the fencing, and the gates to the pool should be self-closing and lock.

- While swimming, make sure you keep everyone in your pool under active supervision. Did you know that it is common for drowning deaths to occur while parents are actually with their children at the pool. It is not enough to be there. Failure to keep a watchful eye on your children while they are swimming can have disastrous consequences. Bear in mind that it may only take a few seconds for a drowning death to occur. This is especially true at parties or summer BBQ’s where there can be many distractions. Always keep your eyes on your pool.

- Make sure everyone in your family, including caregivers, knows how to swim. It’s never too early to teach your children how to swim and to understand the dangers of water. The sooner your child learns to swim, the safer he or she will be around water.

Read More: http://ptbinjurylaw.com/five-important-safety-tips-summer-swimming-season/

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Author: Steven Palermo

The recent warm weather makes me realize how rapidly summer is approaching. It’s time to dust off those BBQ’s and open the pools.

Millions of people enjoy swimming in pools each summer in the United States. Unfortunately, on average two hundred people die each year in swimming pool related accidents.

Five Important Safety Tips For The Summer Swimming Season

Make sure that your pool is completely enclosed with a fence, even if your town does not require it. While most townships call for a person’s property to be fenced when there is a pool in the yard, they don’t all require an additional fence around the pool. Fencing the pool area provides an extra layer of security and safety. Make sure there are no gaps in the fencing, and the gates to the pool should be self-closing and lock.

- While swimming, make sure you keep everyone in your pool under active supervision. Did you know that it is common for drowning deaths to occur while parents are actually with their children at the pool. It is not enough to be there. Failure to keep a watchful eye on your children while they are swimming can have disastrous consequences. Bear in mind that it may only take a few seconds for a drowning death to occur. This is especially true at parties or summer BBQ’s where there can be many distractions. Always keep your eyes on your pool.

- Make sure everyone in your family, including caregivers, knows how to swim. It’s never too early to teach your children how to swim and to understand the dangers of water. The sooner your child learns to swim, the safer he or she will be around water.

Read More: http://ptbinjurylaw.com/five-important-safety-tips-summer-swimming-season/

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