Workers' Compensation Law  
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The Workers' Compensation Law became effective in New York on July 1, 1914. The law is administered by the NYS Workers' Compensation Board. Under the law, an employer is obligated to provide workers' compensation for his emplyees Workers' compensation insurance protects employers from liability for on-the-job injuries resulting in employee disability or death, providing injured workers with monetary relief and medical benefits, or, in the case of death, survivor benefits to their dependents.

Officers of corporations are considered employees of the corporation; they are automatically covered. If a corporation with one or two executive officers has employees requiring coverage, either one, or both, of the officers may elect to be excluded from coverage, provided the one or both officers own all of the issued and outstanding stock and hold all executive officer positions in the corporation.

The New York State Workers' Compensation Law requires most employers in New York State to have workers' compensation coverage for their employees. Failiure to provide coverage when required by law is a misdemeanor, and may in fine, panelty & assessments.

Who is covered Under the Workers' Compensation Law?  
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Who is not covered Under the Workers' Compensation Law?  
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