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New York adopts new labor law to ‘protect integrity of public work’

January 5, 2023

The law requires contractors and subs that want to win public projects to register with the Department of Labor and provide a series of disclosures about their business every two years. The goal is to ensure previous labor law and workers’ compensation law violations — such as skirting prevailing wage requirements — follow employers around via a publicly available database, thereby protecting workers from scofflaws.

Hochul said the “legislation will help ensure transparency, reduce fraud and ensure taxpayer money goes to contractors who treat their workers with dignity and respect.”

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