Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

NYS Wage Theft Prevention Act

March 29, 2011 - New York City

In April 2011, the NYS Wage Theft Prevention Act, one of the nation’s strongest wage protection laws, goes into effect. This comprehensive bill reforms New York's minimum wage, overtime, and payment of wages laws. It will quadruple fines for underpayment of wages. Further, it will better protect whistleblowers from retaliation, including prohibiting threats of retaliations and a new remedy of up to $10,000 for victims, as well as criminal penalties for violators. The law also amends existing wage rate notice and paystub requirements, including provision of multilingual notice forms to employees and new statutory damages for violations of notice and paystub rules. The program will cover what management and employee advocates need to know to effectively advise and represent their clients.

Our panel for this program includes:  (Click on name for bio)

Stephen A. Fuchs, Esq. (ILR’88), Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Amy Carroll, Esq., Legal Director, Make the Road New York
Lorelei Salas, Esq., Director of Strategic Enforcement, Labor Standards Division, NYS Department of Labor 



Speaker Powerpoint Presentations

   Amy Carroll Presentation

Advocate Summaries of the Act 

   Littler Wage Theft Summary

   WTPA Summary

The Legislation

   New York State Labor Law Sections


The legislation:

The Industrial Board of Appeals (administrative body that reviews labor standards determinations):

The DOL counsel’s opinion letters:

The page where the pay notices are now posted (and where the new ones should be posted soon):

Was held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 8:30am – 11:00am at the NYC Cornell University offices on E 34th Street

2.0 Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Co-sponsored by: Littler - Employment and Labor Law Solutions Worldwide