Comply With the New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act

The New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) is valid since April 9, 2011.


  1. Give every new employees written notice of wage rates.
  2. Give employees written notice every year by February 1.
  3. Find sample pay notices on NYS DOL website
  4. Provide pay notices in English and in the employee's primary language


  • The notice must include: rate or rates of pay, including overtime rate of pay (if it applies), how the employee is paid: by the hour, shift, day, week, commission, regular payday, official name of the employer and any other names used for business (DBA), address and phone number of the employer's main office or principal location, allowances taken as part of the minimum wage (tips, meal and lodging deductions).


  • Employers can be assessed changes of $100.00 per week per worker if proper wage statements are not given.