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Employer Liability: New York

Employer Liability requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Susan Borowski


  • New York regulates labor relations for private employers under the State Employment Relations Act (SERA), which lists unfair labor practices by private employers. See Unfair Labor Practices.
  • There are a number of affirmative remedies that can be ordered in response to a finding of a private employer's unfair labor practice by the Public Employment Relations Board. See Remedies for Unfair Labor Practices.
  • Organizations may have liability for their officers or agents under certain circumstances. See Liability for Officers and Agents.
  • New York City has requirements pertaining to terminations of certain CBA-covered grocery workers. See Local Requirements.