At a time of permanent structural unemployment caused by the thousands of dumb laws that burden employers, the morons in the state leg. passed and Paterson signed yet another of these laws.
As someone who is about to start a company that I hope employs many people, this is truly depressing.
This bill is essentially a tax as all regulations are. It will consume valuable and scarce capital and will of course reduce employment–employers will tend to hire independent contractors and use technology rather than hire workers. Why don’t liberals understand that they cannot repeal the laws of economics.
Oh yeah, like all regulations, it will favor big business over small.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “wage theft
2 prevention act”.
3 S 2. Section 2 of the labor law is amended by adding a new subdivision
4 16 to read as follows:
5 16. ALL REFERENCES TO LABOR LAW, CHAPTER, ARTICLE OR SECTION SHALL BE
6 DEEMED TO INCLUDE ANY RULE, REGULATION OR ORDER PROMULGATED THEREUNDER
7 OR RELATED THERETO.
8 S 3. Subdivisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of section 195 of the labor law, as
9 added by chapter 548 of the laws of 1966 and subdivision 1 as amended by
10 chapter 270 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows:
11 1. (A) [notify] PROVIDE his or her employees, in writing IN ENGLISH
12 AND IN THE LANGUAGE IDENTIFIED BY EACH EMPLOYEE AS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE
13 OF SUCH EMPLOYEE, at the time of hiring [of], AND ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY
14 FIRST OF EACH SUBSEQUENT YEAR OF THE EMPLOYEE’S EMPLOYMENT WITH THE
15 EMPLOYER, A NOTICE CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: the rate OR
16 RATES of pay and [of] BASIS THEREOF, WHETHER PAID BY THE HOUR, SHIFT,
17 DAY, WEEK, SALARY, PIECE, COMMISSION, OR OTHER; ALLOWANCES, IF ANY,
18 CLAIMED AS PART OF THE MINIMUM WAGE, INCLUDING TIP, MEAL, OR LODGING
19 ALLOWANCES; the regular pay day designated by the employer in accordance
20 with section one hundred ninety-one of this article[, and]; THE NAME OF
21 THE EMPLOYER; ANY “DOING BUSINESS AS” NAMES USED BY THE EMPLOYER; THE
22 PHYSICAL ADDRESS OF THE EMPLOYER’S MAIN OFFICE OR PRINCIPAL PLACE OF Continue reading