ICYMI: State DOL Posts New Pay Rate Form for Wage Parity Law

Situation Report | October 5, 2020

In case you missed it, HCA sent an alert earlier this week the state Department of Labor (DOL) posted a new Notice of Pay Rate form that is required under recent changes to the state’s Wage Parity Law.

The notice must be given to employees covered under the state Wage Parity Law (applicable to New York City, Long Island and Westchester) upon hire and before a change in pay rate.

The new form includes information for the employer to complete on the rates per hour for: regular wages, additional wages, and supplemental wages. In addition, the employer must complete a wage parity supplement notification.

The final 2020-21 state budget contained many provisions that affect the wage parity requirements. See last week’s alert for further details on these new requirements for certification, worker notifications, enforcement provisions, and annual compliance statements, including a requirement that providers review these statements and refer subcontracting agencies to DOL for “any reasonably suspected failures” of meeting the requirements.