New York Establishes a Registration Requirement for Contractors and Subcontractors Performing Public Works and Covered Private Projects

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The DOL has until June 28, 2023 to establish regulations to carry out the new law.

January 17, 2023
Christopher B. Kinzel, K. Greer Kuras, Aaron C. Schlesinger - Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

By December 30, 2023, contractors and subcontractors bidding on public contracts and performing work on covered private projects in New York must register with the NYS Department of Labor, Bureau of Public Works, pursuant to the newly enacted Labor Law Section 220-i. The DOL has until June 28, 2023 to establish regulations to carry out the new law. There will be an online system where registrations and disclosures are publicly available.

The stated purpose of the law is to help enforce New York’s prevailing wage and other worker protection laws. The DOL will create an online system through which contractors and subcontractors will have to answer questions and submit documents about:

  • the business entity and its owners and officers
  • unemployment and workers’ compensation insurance
  • any outstanding wage assessments
  • debarment under New York or federal law, or any other state’s laws
  • final determinations of a violation of any labor laws, employment tax laws, or workplace safety standards (including OSHA)
  • association or signatory to an apprenticeship program

If the DOL approves the submission, the contractor will receive a registration certificate that remains valid for two years.

Reprinted courtesy of Christopher B. Kinzel, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., K. Greer Kuras, Peckar & Abramson, P.C. and Aaron C. Schlesinger, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
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