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Legislative Memo

Frank Kerbein
Director, Center for Human Resources
T 518.465.7511
www.bcnys.org

BILL:

S.3415 (Klein) /A.3702 (Moya)

Support

SUBJECT:

Regulation of employment agencies

 

DATE:

June 11, 2015

 

The Business Council of New York State, on behalf of its more than 2.500 members, opposes adoption of S.3415/A.3702 due to its unnecessarily broad approach to remedying the predatory actions of a small number of employment agencies.  The overwhelming majority of employment and talent agencies act lawfully in providing a valuable human resource tool to employers and employees. 

This legislation imposes significant new paperwork and record retention provisions while significantly heightening the liability for employment agencies and the businesses that use them.  These onerous provisions include: