Workers’ Compensation for Gig Workers in New York

Lawmakers in New York Are Planning to Introduce a Bill That Would Grant Gig Workers Workers’ Compensation Benefits

According to Bloomberg BNA, “Some federal lawmakers want to make it easier for on-demand workers to get health insurance, retirement and other portable benefits, mirroring efforts already going on in some states.” And “companies such as ride-share giants Uber and Lyft, has lawmakers questioning workplace protections.”

Although gig workers are independent contractors, there are many risks that come with being say an Uber or Lyft driver including (but not limited to): safety concerns (i.e., being attacked by passengers and car accidents), and with no workers’ compensation or liability there’s financial risks.

If you work in a risky business and are unsure if workers’ compensation is available to you or not, we at Friedlander Group in New York can answer any question(s) you have, contact us today. And for more on this developing story visit bna.com.


The Friedlander Group is the workers’ compensation leader in New York. If you have any questions pertaining to retail, wholesale. restaurant, hotel/motel, oil dealer, social service, or residential care workers’ compensation and have a business in New York: Westchester County, Nassau County, Rockland County, or Dutchess County, contact Friedlander Group at: 914.694.6000

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