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Board Gives Guidance on 'Labor Market Attachment' in Response to New Law

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Monday, July 17, 2017 | 793 | 0 | 0 min read

A new law that no longer requires workers on permanent partial disability to seek employment within their medical restrictions will create a system of deadbeats and raise system costs, defense attorneys say. The provision, tucked inside New York state’s fiscal year 2018 budget bill this spring, went into effect immediately after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it April 10 and countermands nearly 100 years of case law, the employer advocates say. Labor advocates say the provision, known as “labor market attachment,” was one of the few plums given workers during a legislative sessio...

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