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As discussed in a prior Alert, Governor Paterson signed a law on July 28, 2009, amending § 195(1) of the New York State Labor Law. Effective October 26, 2009, § 195(1) now requires employers (other than governmental agencies) to have newly hired employees sign acknowledgements that they have received written notice of their wage rates, including overtime rates for non-exempt employees. This Alert provides critical new information regarding employers' compliance with § 195(1).

Many New York employers have sought to comply with the new requirements of § 195(1) by revising their existing offer letters and/or preparing new forms to state the information required by the amended law. However, the New York State Department of Labor ("NYSDOL") has announced that employers must instead use notice/acknowledgment forms issued by the NYSDOL.

A copy of the alert has been posted to our website and can be accessed here.

If you have any questions regarding the new NYSDOL forms or the impact of amended Labor Law § 195, please contact Randall Odza (716.843.3877; rodza@jaeckle.com) or Scott Horton (716.843.3949; shorton@jaeckle.com).

This Jaeckle Alert, prepared by the attorneys at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP, is intended for general information purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or an opinion on specific facts. For more information on these issues, contact one of the attorneys listed above or your existing Firm contact. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The invitation to contact is not a solicitation for legal work in any jurisdiction in which the contacted attorney is not admitted to practice. Any attorney/client relationship must be confirmed in writing.