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Attorney General James urges employees to file complaints against employers ignoring NYS executive orders

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Sat, Mar 21st 2020 12:55 pm

Attorney General Letitia James today issued the following statement asking any employee who believes that their employer is in violation of labor laws or official directives set forth by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office to contact the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s labor bureau and file a complaint:

“Each and every one of us is called to work together and cooperate with emergency responders and public officials who are working hard to keep all New Yorkers safe,” she said. “During this time, my office is closely monitoring the treatment of employees across the state. If you believe your employer is in violation of either existing labor laws or recently issued executive orders, please contact our office at 212-416-8700 or [email protected]. We urge employers to allow workers to work from home where applicable in accordance with all New York state executive orders.”

“We are all in this together and all employers need to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously to protect themselves and their employees. It is incumbent on all employers to follow the governor’s executive orders and respect all labor laws as well,” Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said. “I have been in contact with Attorney General James and I thank her for making this hotline available to employees whose employers are violating any orders or laws. Now is the time for us to all pull together and we will all get through this together.”

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