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Native American Enterprises


Workers' compensation insurance coverage is not required for Native American enterprises owned by the Native American tribe itself, such as casinos. However, Native Americans and non-Native Americans working at the enterprise may be covered voluntarily.

Workers' compensation insurance coverage is not required for enterprises not owned by the tribe, but instead owned by an individual, partnership, corporation etc., whose employees are working solely on a Native American reservation. However, Native Americans and non-Native Americans working at the enterprise may be covered voluntarily.

Any enterprise not owned by the Native American tribe itself that is working in New York State outside a Native American reservation must abide by the regular New York State coverage requirements for workers' compensation insurance.