Free Special Resources
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Resources, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Cost Per Hire Calculator
This handy calculator lets you plug in your expenses for recruiting, benefits, salaries, and more.

Graphs automatically generate to show you your annual cost per hire and a breakdown of where you are spending the most money.

Download Now!
January 22, 2008
Effective Next Month in New York: Prevailing Wage Notification

Chapter 629 of the Laws of 2007, effective February 2008, requires public contractors in New York to notify all laborers, workers, and mechanics working for them of the prevailing wage for their particular job classification.

The employer must give all employees written notice of the wage rate on their first pay stubs and on every pay stub thereafter. Also, at the beginning of performance of every public work contract, and with the first paycheck after July 1 of each year, the contractor and all subcontractors must notify all laborers, workers, and mechanics in writing, on a form prescribed by the Labor Department, of the Department's phone number and address, and of their right to contact the Department if, at any time while working on the contract, they do not receive the proper prevailing wage rate for their job classifications.

For a Limited Time receive a FREE Compensation Market Analysis Report! Find out how much you should be paying to attract and retain the best applicants and employees, with customized information for your industry, location, and job. Get Your Report Now!

If, after investigation, the Department finds that a contractor or subcontractor has failed to show the prevailing wage on the pay stub, shows the incorrect prevailing wage, or willfully shows the incorrect prevailing wage, the Department must assess the contractor or subcontractor a fine of up to $50 for a first violation, $150 for a second violation, and $500 for each subsequent violation. In assessing the amount of the penalty, the Department will consider the size of the business, the good faith of the employer, and the gravity of the violation.

According to the Empire State chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the signing of this bill was a trade-off for Governor Spitzer's earlier veto of a more onerous notification proposal. Much of the information required by this new law is already provided on employee pay stubs, the ABC maintains.

Featured Free Resource:
Cost Per Hire Calculator
Twitter  Facebook  Linked In
Follow Us
Copyright © 2017 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on
Document URL: