Complaint forms available to report violations of coronavirus mandates

In an effort to help enforce the state mandates put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus, people can now report non-essential gatherings or essential businesses in violation of state regulations.

Posted: Apr 1, 2020 3:04 PM
Updated: Apr 1, 2020 3:05 PM

In an effort to help enforce the state mandates put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus, people can now report non-essential gatherings or essential businesses in violation of state regulations.

The Department of Labor says a complaint can be filed against an employer for the following reasons:

  • You are being forced to work at a non-essential business
  • You know about a business that is non-essential and is operating
  • You are being forced to work for an essential business, however:
    • You do not perform an essential function
    • Your employer is making you report to a worksite when your job could be performed from home
    • Your employer is not following health and safety mandates
    • You are particularly frightened because you are over 70 and/or you have an underlying illness.
  • Your employer has failed to pay you wages owed for hours worked, earned sick pay or paid time off
  • Your employer has threatened or fired you for reasons related to COVID-19
  • You qualify for COVID-19 paid sick leave and your employer refuses to pay it
  • Your employer is forcing you to work when you are sick

To file a complaint, visit: labor.ny.gov.

To fill out the New York State COVID-19 ‘New York on PAUSE’ Enforcement Task Force Violation Complaint Form, visit: coronavirus.health.ny.gov.

The state asks that people review guidance on the recent executive orders before filing a complaint. For more information on what is considered an essential business, visit: esd.ny.gov.

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