According to Jon Campisi's articles for Business Insurance, lawmakers in New York introduced two bills in January involving Worker's Compensation. Both bills would help injured workers who have filed worker's compensation claims.
The first bill, Assembly Bill 571, would require insurers or self-insured employers to let workers know within 14 days if their case gets a new claims representative or if it's decided that their claim does not need a personal representative.
The other bill, Senate Bill 1488, would make it unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an injured worker who has filed a claim.
Campisi states, "Retaliation is specifically defined in the measure as threatening to contact or contacting U.S. immigration authorities over a worker’s suspected citizenship or immigration status as well as that of household members of workers."