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The Advocate for Business

The Advocate for Business is the liaison between New York's business community and the Workers' Compensation Board, giving employers one place to contact for answers to their workers' compensation questions.

The Advocate for Business

  • works with employers (particularly small business), business associations and employer groups to hear, report and offer solutions to issues they've been unable to resolve elsewhere
  • assists businesses with insurance coverage problems and compliance with the Workers' Compensation Law
  • educates employers and government personnel on their responsibilities and how the workers' compensation system works


You can contact the Advocate for Business for general information or to schedule an educational session.

Phone: 1-877-632-4996

Please be prepared with the following information

  • complete corporate name
  • contact person name, phone number and email address
  • insurer and policy number
  • federal employer identification number or WCB employer number
  • brief description of the problem and any correspondence received

Important Documents

Advocate for Business translated versions available

What Business Owners Must Know about Workers' Compensation translated versions available

Employers Handbook

Prove It to Move It Program - WC & DB proof requirements for government permits, licenses or contracts


  • What Business Owners Need to Know - December 2020: VideoLink to External Website