Assemblymember Dennis H. Gabryszak (D-Cheektowaga) announced that legislation he is sponsoring has passed the Senate. The legislation would eliminate the annual requirement of a written pay notice by all private employers for each employee, as well as written acknowledgement for receiving the notice (A.8856).
“Mandated written pay notices impose a heavy cost to the private-sector businesses,” Assemblymember Gabryszak said. “During this tough economic time, it’s imperative that we help businesses save money and cut unnecessary costs. This legislation is a step in the right direction toward making Western New York a better place to do business.”
In 2010, we passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act, which protects employees from being paid less than their correct wage or lower than minimum wage, by requiring employers to inform their employees of their pay and how it is calculated. However, the requirement to annually provide a written pay notice has placed an unintended financial burden on private sector businesses. This legislation will fix this burden and provide some relief.
Currently, businesses provide employees with written pay notices in paycheck stubs. In addition, most employees’ income and payment information is available through human resources, making additional pay notice completely unnecessary, Gabryszak added.