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Getting Hurt on the Job When Working ‘Under the Table’: The Dangers, Costs, & Your Rights

Erwin, McCane & Daly | Monday, December 01, 2014

It’s not uncommon to hear people talk about ‘working under the table’ or ‘off the books’. It’s a problem for businesses because in New York State it’s illegal, but can be a problem for employees when they get hurt and need to file for workers’ compensation. Furthermore, the under-reporting, and other practices businesses engage in, end up costing New York State a lot of money. This ends up hurting government, businesses, and employees.

For clarity, we at Erwin, McCane, and Daly bring you this handy infographic to illustrate these points and for you to share with others. If you wish to embed it on your website/blog, all we ask is that you link back to this page and provide credit.