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New York Enacts State-Wide “Wage Theft” Act

On December 13, New York Governor David Paterson signed into law the “Wage Theft Prevention Act,” a bill which provides new and expanded protections for workers under the New York State Labor Law.  Among other provisions, the new law (which takes effect in 120 days) includes the following provisions: ·         An increase in the liquidated … Continue Reading

New York Construction Industry Misclassification Law Takes Effect – Provisions Include Required Posting

As previously discussed here, the New York legislature recently enacted the Construction Industry Fair Play Act. The law is effective tomorrow. In sum, the law provides that an individual providing services in the construction industry only qualifies as an “independent contractor” under the Act, if s/he meets the following test: (1) [the worker] is free from control … Continue Reading
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