The NYC Hospitality Alliance successfully advocated for stopping the enactment of the lien bill. In January 2020, Governor Cuomo vetoed the Lien Bill due to legitimate concerns. But we recognize the serious problem that is wage theft and remain committed to working with the Governor, State Legislature and advocates to address the issue. However, this particular legislation is misguided and poses serious consequences for the restaurant and nightlife industry.
The NYC Hospitality Alliance secured important changes to the legislation before its inevitable passage, due to the state Senate's willingness to work with us, even though we held disparate positions on the legislation.