ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — At News10, we receive many calls and emails throughout the day from angry Capital Region residents demanding answers about why non-essential businesses continue operating.
If you know of non-essential gatherings, businesses, or entities operating in violation of “New York on PAUSE,” choose the appropriate option:
- File a complaint against your employer or place of work.
- File a complaint about a business, location or incident in your community.
- You may also call (833) 789-0470.
Albany County’s Executive, Dan McCoy vowed to embarrass restaurant and bar owners who stayed open to serve diners. New York’s Attorney General Letitia James called on employees to blow the whistle on employers endangering the workplaces by refusing to honor calls for closures or ignoring social distancing guidelines.
With orders stopping non-essential construction work throughout the state, people are asking News10 why one construction project after another keeps going.
We can’t tell you why every individual business owner or project manager may not be following directions. In the interest of public health, however, we can tell you how to file a complaint about them to the government.
You can file complaints about violations of the “New York State on PAUSE” directive in two places: through the NYS Business Information Center and through the Department of Labor.