WMHT: Why Business Groups Want to Dismantle New York’s Scaffold Law

Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, discusses ‘Scaffold Law’ reform:

“Business leaders say the labor regulation, known as the Scaffold Law, places an unfair burden on employers.

Currently, employers are held to absolute liability if a worker on a construction site is injured in a fall.

Business groups are pushing for bills that would change that.

“You could have a drunken worker show up at the job site, injure themselves, and that would be your fault as the employer,” says Tom Stebbins, head of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York”.

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Listen to interview on North Country Public Radio

 

To Learn more about the Scaffold Law and how you can help, visit www.ScaffoldLaw.org!

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