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NYS Department of Labor Posts Disbarred Contractor List

By: Thomas S. Tripodianos
Published: February 2017

The New York Department of Labor has posted a list of contractors and subcontractors disbarred from work with state, municipal or public bodies for failure to pay prevailing wages, falsifying payroll records or kicking back wages or supplements.

Here is the criteria to be included on the list:

Under Article 8 and Article 9 of the NYS Labor Law, a contractor, sub-contractor and/or its successor shall be debarred and ineligible to submit a bid on or be awarded any public work or public building service contract/sub-contract with the state, any municipal corporation or public body for a period of five (5) years from the date of debarment when:

  • Two (2) final determinations have been rendered within any consecutive six-year (6) period determining that such contractor, sub-contractor and/or its successor has WILLFULLY failed to pay the prevailing wage and/or supplements; or
  • One (1) final determination involves falsification of payroll records or the kickback of wages and/or supplements.

Even if you are not engaged in public work you might want to add this database to you tool box when vetting potential contractors and subcontractors.


If you would like more information regarding this topic please contact Thomas S. Tripodianos at TTripodianos@wbgllp.com, or call 914-607-6440.

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