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A new statute set to take effect on April 9, 2011, New York's "Wage Theft Prevention Act", requires that employers provide significantly more information to employees regarding wages or risk facing increased civil, and in some cases criminal, penalties.
New York State has passed a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights which amends New York Labor Law and provides extensive protection to domestic workers. The law goes into effect on November 29, 2010. Please click on the link for further information.