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Other States' Government Employees


New York's Workers' Compensation Law does not cover the government employees of any other states. Employees of any local government that is not located in New York State are also NOT COVERED by New York State's Workers' Compensation Law. Accordingly, other states and local governments that are not located in New York State are not required to provide New York State workers' compensation coverage for the individuals working in New York State for those government entities.

However, employees working for any publicly-owned corporations formed by other states may be covered by the New York State Workers' Compensation Law if the employee has been injured in an accident arising out of and in the course of employment in New York. Under such circumstances, both New York and the other state may have jurisdiction to adjudicate the claim (Workers' Compensation Board Subject No 370.1 issued May 12, 1994).