NYS Is Bad for Business – Help Senator LaValle Pass “Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2010”


I received the letter below from Senator Ken LaValle and it appears to be a giant step in the right direction. Please contact your assemblymen in NY to support this bill. If you want to know how crazy NY is to start a business, check out the nonsensical paperwork (that no one would have read) that was required by me to incorporate my FREE online blog in NY – NYS is bad for business.

Contact your assembly members here and tell them you want hem to pass the “Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2010.”

From Senator Ken LaValle:

Improving New York State’s economic climate is one of my top priorities as your Senator.

And that’s why I am always fighting to reduce unnecessary mandates, red tape and regulations that have made it so tough to do business and create jobs here in the Empire State.

With this in mind, I just voted to approve an important bill to repeal the so-called “Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2010” — a massive, costly mandate that the prior Senate leadership imposed on hardworking business owners across the state.

This onerous, duplicative and job-killing measure requires that each year, a written notice on wages be provided by all private sector employers to all employees. Like so many other mandates, this one has done nothing to help employees or create new jobs, while severely hurting businesses in terms of wasted time, money and paperwork.

In fact, one employee benefit firm calculated that, with 7.3 million people employed in New York State, more than 51 million pages of paper are needed to comply with this law. That’s not just bad for business — it’s downright ridiculous.

In addition to controlling spending and cutting taxes, I will continue working to eliminate mandates like this so small businesses can focus on growing and creating jobs — rather than paying fines and generating mountains of paperwork.

The Senate’s efforts to repeal this law are a major step in the right direction. Now the State Assembly must join us in passing this measure, so that we can help small businesses across the state, and continue repairing New York’s reputation as being “anti-business.”