NY Attorney General urges employees to file complaints against employers ignoring executive orders

NYS Attorney General Letitia James Photo: New York State Attorney General Letitia James Facebook page. NYS Attorney General Letitia James

Updated: March 21, 2020 02:29 PM
Created: March 21, 2020 01:47 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WHEC) - New York State Attorney General Letitia James is asking employees who believe their employers are violating labor laws or official directive put in place by the governor to file complaints.

On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order which orders all workers in nonessential businesses to stay home and banning gatherings statewide starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 22.


To file a complaint, contact the NYS Office of the Attorney General’s Labor Bureau.

In a statement released on Saturday, Attorney General James said:

“Each and every one of us is called to work together and cooperate with emergency responders and public officials who are working hard to keep all New Yorkers safe. During this time, my office is closely monitoring the treatment of employees across the state. If you believe your employer is in violation of either existing labor laws or recently issued executive orders, please contact our office at (212) 416-8700 or We urge employers to allow workers to work from home where applicable in accordance with all New York State executive orders.”

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