N.Y.: Governor vetoes changes to workers’ compensation

January 3, 2023

Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a potentially disruptive change to New York’s workers’ compensation laws. The bill would have changed the definition of temporary total disability in a way that would have increased workers’ compensation premium costs for businesses across the state.

The veto blocks this unnecessary change. In her veto message, Hochul specifically highlighted the high cost of the proposed change and the effect it would have on businesses across the state.

PIANY advocated for the veto with the support of many member agents who sent messages directly to the governor urging her to veto the bill. Thank you to every member who took part in PIANY’s advocacy efforts on this issue and throughout 2022.

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Clare Irvine, Esq.

Clare Irvine, Esq., joined the PIA Government & Industry Affairs team in 2018 as government affairs counsel. She serves as in-house counsel, responsible for managing public affairs agendas in multiple states, tracking legislation, regulations, significant case-law developments and drafting position statements and testimony. She graduated from Fordham University School of Law and Arizona State University.

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