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New York State Industrial Commissioner Bureau of Public Work Wage Claim Case Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of claims filed against government employers (or their contractors) by laborers, workmen, and mechanics employed on public work projects. Under Article 8 of the State Labor Law, claims could be filed against government employers (or their contractors) for non-payment of prevailing wage rates, non-payment of premium pay (overtime), or non-payment of the prevailing rate of supplements (benefits). The series includes hearing reports and recommendations, copies of orders and determinations, correspondence, and inter-office memorandums.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot
Inclusive Dates:
1960-1968
Series Number:
B0322

Arrangement

Series is arranged alphabetically by name of entity against which claim is made.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of documentation of claims filed against government employers (or their contractors) by laborers, workmen, and mechanics employed on public work projects. Under Article 8 of the State Labor Law, claims could be filed against government employers (or their contractors) for non-payment of the prevailing wage rate in specific trades and occupations; non-payment of premium pay (overtime) for work in excess of eight hours in a given day; or non-payment of the prevailing rate of supplements (benefits). Claims in this series were filed against school districts, municipalities, state agencies, county governments, and contractors acting on behalf of state or local governments.

Documents filed in the series include correspondence between the office of the Industrial Commissioner and claimants, state agencies, local governments, school districts, contractors, and union representatives; inter-office communications between the Industrial Commissioner and members of his staff; hearing reports and recommendations submitted to the Industrial Commissioner by hearing officers (usually the commissioner's counsel or deputies); notices sent by the commissioner's counsel to the parties involved indicating that orders and determinations had been issued; and copies of orders and determinations resolving claims.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box Folder

Accretion: B0322-85
A-B 1 1
C-E 1 2
F-M (1 of 2) 1 3
F-M (2 of 2) 1 4
N-R 2 1
S (1 of 2) 2 2
S (2 of 2) 2 3
T-Z 2 4