The New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) took effect on April 9, 2011. The law requires New York employers to give written notice of wage rates to all employees annually as of February 1, 2012. The notice must include rates and method of pay (including overtime if applicable), the official name and address of the employer and the address and principal location. Each employee must be provided a notice in their primary language which they are to sign and be given a copy of. There are additional requirements, in addition to an anti-retaliation provision. Especially because there are penalties for non-compliance, employers should consult with an attorney to ensure compliance with this relatively new law.