OSHA: Laborer’s Fatality Was ‘Completely Avoidable’

On April 6, 2015, C. Moncayo, 22, a laborer from Queens, was making a living as he worked on the construction of a Restoration Hardware store located at 19 Ninth Avenue in Manhattan. Instead of bringing home a paycheck, he died when a 14-foot-deep trench collapsed on...

NY Governor Cuomo Combats Worker Exploitation

On Oct. 14, 2015, Governor Andrew W. Cuomo announced several measures to support the Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation. The task force has $700,000 for educating workers and employers, for data collection and prosecution, and to put towards compliance efforts....

Too Many Risks to Saying ‘No’ to Workers’ Comp

Employers are aware that workers’ compensation premiums rise fast as their organizations grow – the more employees a company has, the higher the premiums. With a company that is scaling quickly, the result can be a significant and unexpected...

Food Manufacturers at Risk to Injury in New York

According to the New York Daily News, a total of 42% of all workers who prepare and pack products in New York are injured while on the job. The Urban Justice Center performed a Community Development Project where they investigated a variety of food manufacturing...

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Versus a Lawsuit

In the state of New York, almost all employers are required by law to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event of a workplace accident. This insurance must cover workers who are working at a for-profit or non-profit...