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Analysis of the Reform Bill


Major Provisions of the New York Employment, Safety and Security Act of 1996
(Chapter 635 of the Laws of 1996)

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New York Employment,
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The New York Employment, Safety and Security Act of 1996 provides for balanced, comprehensive reform of the state's antiquated and inadequate workers' compensation system. When fully implemented this measure will save employers more than $1 billion per year and reduce average premiums by over 25 percent.

In addition, through fundamental administrative changes, operations at the Workers' Compensation Board will be streamlined, giving way to greater quality and efficiency in the delivery of services to injured workers.

The New York Employment, Safety and Security Act: