New York’s New Construction Industry Wage Law: Potential risks and protections

Bryn Goodman
Bryn Goodman | Fox Rothschild LLP

Bryn Goodman is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law firm with 950 attorneys in 27 offices coast to coast. Based in New York City, Bryn focuses her practice on guiding employers and management on all aspects of employment law, with experience in a variety of industries including hospitality, construction, insurance, finance, architecture, health care and technology.

On-Demand: October 6, 2021

New York’s New Construction Industry Wage Law: Potential risks and protections
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Program Summary

Beginning this January, New York general contractors will be subject to new legislation that imposes joint liability for unpaid wages owed to employees of their subcontractors. The law impacts any construction contracts entered, renewed, modified, or amended on or after January 4, 2022. Ultimately, if subcontractors cannot—or do not—pay their employees, general contractors will be liable for such nonpayment of wages, benefits, wage supplements and other remedies. This program will discuss the key provisions of the new legislation, highlighting where general contractors are most at risk for legal exposure. We’ll also discuss procedural safeguards included in the law that general contractors should consider incorporating in future contracts to help protect them.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • An overview of the key provisions of newly enacted A.3350-A/S.2766-C, which imposes joint liability on general contractors in New York for unpaid wages owed to employees of their subcontractors
  • A review of where New York general contractors are most at risk for legal exposure under the new law
  • What to look for, and what risks to consider, in reviewing contracts and relationships with current subcontractors
  • Procedural safeguards that general contractors should consider incorporating in future contracts to help protect them from wage and hour violations

Date / Time: October 6, 2021

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Mountain
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Pacific

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Speakers

Bryn Goodman_Fox Rothschild LLP_myLawCLEBryn Goodman | Fox Rothschild LLP

Bryn Goodman is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law firm with 950 attorneys in 27 offices coast to coast. Based in New York City, Bryn focuses her practice on guiding employers and management on all aspects of employment law, with experience in a variety of industries including hospitality, construction, insurance, finance, architecture, health care and technology. She represents employers in state and federal lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving wage-and-hour, discrimination and sexual harassment claims and advises clients on compliance with local, state and federal laws regarding hiring and termination, discipline, discrimination, retaliation and wages. In addition, Bryn works with clients to draft and revise handbooks and policies, as well as employment, separation, confidentiality and non-competition agreements and conducts anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and diversity training. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2011 from Pace University School of Law and her B.A. in 2005 from Cornell University.

Agenda

I. Overview of the key provisions of newly enacted A.3350-A/S.2766-C | 11:00am– 11:15am
II. New York general contractors are most at risk for legal exposure | 11:15am–11:30am
III. What to look for, and what risks to consider | 11:30am –11:45am
IV. Procedural safeguards that general contractors should consider | 11:45am –12:00pm