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Changes in New York's Workers' Compensation laws governing out-of-state companies creates a stir and are put “on hold”

A recent change in the Workers' Comp laws of New York state requires any employer with an employee working in New York to secure a NY Workers' Compensation policy. The law appeared to require employers to obtain full Workers' Compensation coverage for any employee who has any contact, casual or otherwise with the state of New York. Taken to the extreme, this could require coverage for an employee who might be attending a seminar or conference in New York or even traveling through and talking on a cell phone.

The law created such a stir that the New York Workers' Compensation Board has placed the new requirement “on hold” and are reviewing the requirement.

If you do any business in New York, we suggest you stay in touch with us about these developments.