The NYS Attorney General discusses compliance and concerns about work in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis

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Posted: Mar 26, 2020 / 06:10 AM EDT / Updated: Mar 26, 2020 / 07:10 AM EDT

NewsChannel 9 has received numerous calls from observers of workplace safety and compliance amid the COVID-19 crisis. Most of you want to know where to turn if you are concerned about an open office and there may be a breach of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order. NewsChannel 9’s Jennifer Sanders phoned New York State Attorney Letitia James on the phone.

The Attorney General said his company is currently investigating more than 2000 calls surrounding job security and compliance in New York. There is no refund in the presence of letters that have been given to any businessmen because they all obeyed when they were assisted by the office. Many of the calls came from the people who wanted to make it clear if they were responsible and if their employer was complying with Governor Cuomo’s government. The governor announced a list of important services including several health care companies, grocery stores, gas stations and more. The attorney general works closely with the governor’s office to make clear to appellants whether their role is important if they are working in business on the governor’s list.

No local damage was reported at the time of this protest in the Central New York area. NYS Attorney General James James led us to follow the process from the first call to a possible investigation.

“We send out investigators based on complaints, we send our usual inquiries and if we can prove our allegations send a stop and stop order and usually have a discussion. If this business is going to stop working or refuse to obey our laws, we will take action, ”said NYS Attorney General James.

Have any business issues or concerns, call the NYS AG’s Office at (212) 416-8700 or labo.buni@ag.ny.gov. The prosecutor’s lawyer also said his office is pursuing scammers in the financial services business, which includes raising prices in things like hand cleaning and masks.