The New York State Department of Labor works with employers and employees in the State to ensure that all State and Federal labor regulations are adhered to.
One of the
biggest problems faced by the New York State Department of Labor is that many
people work “off the books.” While it may be either the employer or
the employee that decides to have work paid for without taking out
taxes, the result is the same. Those that do not work on the books have no
access to many of the benefits to which employees are entitled and the New York State Department of Labor cannot protect them.
For example, an
employee that has been laid off or fired after working off the books will be
unable to collect unemployment benefits until they are able to find a new job.
Often, that can lead to financial disaster. In addition, employees that are
injured on the job are unable to collected through Workman’s Compensation and
the NY State Department of Labor has no recourse.
The New York State Department of Labor works to prevent employees from being paid off the
books. This process puts the employee and the employer in jeopardy. In
addition, it prevents other workers from having legitimate jobs as some
employers have no or few employees on the books. The New York State Department
of Labor strives to prevent this type of illegal activity across the State.