The Republican-led Senate today passed legislation to repeal the notification provisions of the Wage Theft Prevention Act.
Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported yesterday about the repeal effort. The act requires every private employer to provide workers a document verifying their salaries and basic information each year.
“Other than costing businesses to lose countless hours and waste millions of dollars, this mandate has done nothing to help employees or create new jobs,” Sen. John DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse, who sponsored the bill, said in a statement. “We have to eliminate mandates like this to make New York more competitive so businesses can focus on growing and creating jobs rather than keeping track of more paper and paying fines if they don’t.”
Businesses hailed the bill’s passage today. It passed 34-23. The measure now heads to the Democratic-led Assembly.