A new coalition of New York employers, farmers and others has joined together to make a major push to reform New York’s century-old “Scaffold Law” to help promote economic growth and recovery throughout New York.
Under New York’s Scaffold Law, contractors, employers and property owners are held absolutely liable for “elevation related injuries” even if the injury was not their fault.
New York remains the only state in the nation where a worker is not held responsible for their own negligence. Illinois was the last to reform the law, in 1995, and the effect was immediate: 50,000 new jobs and a sharp decrease in workplace injuries. By reforming the law we can increase workplace safety and encourage greater responsibility.
The coalition has launched a new website –www.scaffoldlaw.org – to educate New Yorkers about the issue and to encourage grassroots supporters to contact their legislators to express their support for reform.
See the Press Release that LRANY issued earlier today.
Visit scaffoldlaw.org today to see how you can help reform this antiquated and outdated law!