Employers Entitled to Section 11 Protection for Undocumented Alien Employees
The Court of Appeals recently took up a case in which they were asked to decide if an employer’s rights under the Workers’ Compensation Law are extinguished if the injured employee making a claim is an undocumented alien. Specifically, the Court had to decide whether an employer could invoke Workers’ Compensation Law &sec[...]
Recent Verdicts Demonstrate Strength of the Labor Law
Labor Law §240(1) and §241(6) protects construction workers from dangers that are unique to construction work. These laws ensure that construction workers in New York have a greater protection under the law than any other construction workers in the United States.
As construction site accidents can cause severe injuries, [...]
What to Know About Snow and Ice Slip and Falls
New York City is largely a pedestrian city. This winter there has been near constant snow, slush, and ice on the ground. Of course, this makes for dangerous walking conditions as pedestrians are susceptible to slipping and falling on snow, slush, or ice. It is important to know what duties owners have to clear snow, slush, and [...]
Labor Law §240(1) which is unique to New York, ensures that construction workers in New York have a greater protection under the law than any other construction workers in the United States. The law states that construction site owners and their agents (general contractors and other contractors) must protect workers from height-relate[...]