NYC Wage Standards

Employers’ Responsibilities

Certified Payroll Reports

All employers covered by prevailing wage,living wage, and minimum average hourly wage requirements must maintain certified payroll reports specifying, among other things, the hours worked, the trade classification, and the wages and benefits received by each covered employee.

Sign-in Sheets

All employers covered by prevailing wage,living wage, and minimum average hourly wage requirements must also have their covered employees sign in and out of the job site on sign-in sheets which specify the name, trade classification and time in and out for each employee.

Worker Notice Posters

All employers covered by prevailing wage and living wage requirements must post the Prevailing Wage/Living Wage Worker Notice Poster along with wage schedules for all applicable trade classifications in a conspicuous manner at each covered job site. All employers covered by minimum average hourly wage requirements must post the Minimum Average Hourly Wage Worker Notice Poster in a conspicuous manner at each covered job site. In addition, contractors and subcontractors on public works projects must distribute the Prevailing Wage/Living Wage Worker Notice Poster to all covered employees at the beginning of the performance of each public work contract, and with each covered employee’s first paycheck after July first of each year.

Pay Stubs/Earnings Statements

Contractors and subcontractors on public works projects must specify the applicable trade classifications and prevailing rates of wage and benefits for their covered employees on their pay stubs/earnings statements. If the required information will not fit, an accompanying sheet or attachment with the rate and classification will suffice.