New York Free Printable Employee Classification Law Posters New York Construction Industry Fair Play Act Poster Required

The Construction Industry Fair Play Act is an employee classification law poster by the New York Department Of Labor. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in New York, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. This poster describes the differences between an employee and an independent contractor as well as fines employers can be charged for misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

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Required Notice under Article 25- B of the Labor Law 
Attention All Employees, Contractors and Subcontractors:  
You  are Covered b y the Construction Industry Fair Play Act  
The law says that you are an employee  unless: 
•  You are free from direction and cont rol in performing your job, and 
•  You perform work that is not part of the usual work done by the business that hired you,  and  
•  You have an independently established business . 
Your employer cannot consider you to be an independent contractor unless all three  of these facts 
apply to your work.  
  It is against the law for an employer to misclassify employees as independent 
contractors or pay employees off  the  books.  
Employee  Rights : If you are an employee,  y ou are entitled to state and federal worker protections .  
These include : 
•  Unemployment  Insurance benefits, if  you are  unemployed through no fault of your own, able to 
work, and otherwise qualified,  
•  Workers’ compensation benefits for on -the -job injuries ,  
•  Payment for wages earned, minimum wage, and overtime (under certain conditions) ,    
•  Prevailing wages on public work projects ,  
•  The provisions of the National Labor Relations Act ,  and 
•  A safe work environment . 
It is a violation of this law for employers to retaliate against anyone who asserts their rights under 
t he law. Retaliation subjects an employer to civil penalties, a private lawsuit or both.  
Independent Contractors:  If you are an independent contractor , y ou must pay all taxes  and 
Unemployment Insur ance contributions required by New York State and Federal L aw. 
Penalties  for paying workers  off the  books or improperly treating employees as independent 
•  Civil  Penalty   First offense:  Up to $2,500 per employee 
  Subsequent offense(s):  Up to $5,000 per employee 
•  Criminal Penalty  First offense: Misdem eanor - up to 30 days in jail, up to a $25,000 fine   
and  debarment from performing  public  work for up to one year.  
Subsequent offense(s): Misdemeanor -  up to 60 days in jail  or  up to a 
$50,000 fine and debarment from performing  public  work for up to 5 
yea rs. 
If you have questions about your employment status or believe that your employer may have 
violated your rights and you want to file a complaint, call the Department of Labor at  
(866)  435 -1499 or send an email to  
[email protected] All complaints of fraud and 
violations are taken seriously . Y ou can remain anonymous.  
Employer Name:   
IA 999 (09/1 6)

Other New York Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional six optional and mandatory New York labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory Fringe Benefits Notice Miscellaneous Law
Mandatory Minimum Wage Poster Minimum Wage Law
Mandatory Safety & Health Job Safety Law
Mandatory Criminal Convictions Records Equal Opportunity Law
Mandatory Construction Industry Fair Play Act Employee Classification Law

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