Legislators in New York are considering a bill that would propose new lower limits for disability benefits under the Work Injuries Compensation Act.
S. B. 8271, introduced on Tuesday and referred to the Labor Committee, proposes that compensation for permanent or temporary partial or total disability due to an accident or disability due to an occupational disease "should not be less than one-fifth of the New York State average. weekly wage except that if the employee's weekly wage is equal to or less than one-fifth of the average weekly wage in the State of New York, the employee shall receive his or her full pay. ”
Applicable law, established for damages occurring after 2013, states that payments shall not be less than $ 150 per week except that if the employee's salary at the time of the injury is less than $ 150, in which case the employee shall receive his full salary.
The new guidelines would enter into force immediately if adopted and would only apply to damages that occur on or after this effective date.