Workers' compensation law requires the heads of all municipal and state entities to ensure that businesses applying for permits, licenses, or contracts carry workers' compensation and disability benefits insurance. This applies to both original issuances and renewals, whether the governmental agency is having the work done or is simply issuing the permit, license or contract.
An instruction manual, Prove It or Move It will further clarify requirements. Under the Prove It or Move It program, applicants must prove compliance with NYS workers' compensation and disability benefits requirements to move their government permit, license or contract along the approval process. This program reflects requirements under Workers' Compensation Law 57 and 220(8), and General Municipal Law 125.