As expected, the New York City Council has overridden Mayor Bloomberg’s veto, making the Earned Sick Time Act law in New York City. At the state level, the legislature has passed a measure called the Commercial Goods Transportation Fair Play Act. Like its namesake the Construction Industry Fair Play Act, this measure addresses a specific industry’s practice of classifying service providers as independent contractors, and creates a presumption that an individual providing commercial goods transportation services is an employee, not a contractor. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the legislation.
New York state and city employers must continue to monitor legislative enactments and proposals affecting their industry.