Montesano Signs On To Bill Protecting Businesses From Mandates

January 10, 2012

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) recently supported Assembly bill 856, which works to remove an unfunded mandate on small businesses. The legislation is an amendment to the Wage Theft Protection Act of 2010 that currently requires businesses to write out payroll, benefits and full earnings for each individual on their staff. By eliminating the requirement for private-sector businesses to produce an annual notice requirement to every employee, Montesano hopes to lower costs for job creators in the Empire State.

“Job creators should not be forced to produce a notice when it is already clearly outlined on employees’ pay stubs,” said Montesano. “Unfunded state mandates, such as one requiring businesses to produce an annual notice requirement to every employee, tie the hands of business owners. When it comes to the cost of doing business in New York State, we must work to eliminate unnecessary regulations which prevent job creators from expanding and hiring new employees.

“This is just another example of Albany placing a useless mandate on businesses and adding several feet of unnecessary government red tape. As a Legislature, we need to address these cost-drivers and work to eliminate all unfunded state mandates in 2012.”

The bill is currently sponsored by Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak of Western New York, has bipartisan support and has been referred to the Labor Committee, which Assemblyman Montesano sits on. Constituents are always encouraged to connect with Assemblyman Montesano at his Hicksville office at 516-937-3571 or follow him on Facebook at