George Onorato's posts related to Labor

Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

"Legislation To Allow Injured Workers To Receive A Lump Sum Payment For Permanent Partial Disability Benefits." SB2776-B (Chapter 351)


Legislation Signed Into Law By The Governor

 "Legislation To Expand Protection For Workers From Retaliation For Reporting Wage And Other Labor Violations."   SB 3358 (Chapter 372)


Senator Onorato Renews Call For Unemployment Benefit Increase As New York City's Jobless Rate Exceeds National Rate

 Senator’s Bill Would Hike Maximum Weekly Benefits,Address Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Insolvency


Senate Standing Committee on Labor Public Hearing on the Recording of Workers' Compensation Hearings

*Video of the hearing is now available in four parts.

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Senate Hearing Room
250 Broadway, 19th Floor
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40° 42' 46.422" N, 74° 0' 27.0972" W

Workers’ Compensation Board May Not Electronically Record Hearings Unless Legislature Changes Current Law Requiring the Use of Stenographers

State Senator George Onorato, the chairman of the Senate LaborCommittee, speaks out against plans by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board to go forward with a pilot program that would replace stenographers with digital-audio recording at some workers’ compensation hearings.