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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 Private Employer 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.
  • The Grocer Worker Retention Act provides a waiting period for NYC grocery store employers before terminating employees after a merger or acquisition unless successor assumes current CBA or enters into new CBA. See Grocer Worker Retention Act.
  • The Public Employees' Fair Employment Act, also known as the Taylor Law, lists unfair labor practices for public employers. See Public Employer Unfair Labor Practices.
  • The Public Employment Relations Board has the authority to take affirmative action to remedy the commitment of unfair labor practices. See Remedies for Unfair Labor Practices.
  • Public employees in supervisory roles face loss of pay for aiding a strike by public employees. See Aiding a Strike.