2015 New York Laws
LAB - Labor
Article 13 - (Labor) INDUSTRIAL HOMEWORK
351 - Powers of the industrial commissioner and exceptions.
351. Powers of the industrial commissioner and exceptions. 1. The industrial commissioner shall, after proper study and consideration, determine within what industries conditions may permit of industrial homework as hereinbefore defined without unduly jeopardizing the factory workers in such industries as to both wages and working conditions and without unduly injuring the health and welfare of the industrial homeworker himself. The commissioner may then restrict the granting of permits and licenses for industrial homework as herein defined to such industries and may further issue rules and regulations designed to control and regulate industrial homework in the said permitted industries. In all other industries industrial homework is forbidden unless expressly permitted in writing by the industrial commissioner.
2. a. Exception to this article shall be made by the industrial commissioner in respect of clerical work done in a home. "Clerical work" shall mean typing, stenciling, transcribing, copying, bookkeeping and stenographic work. Clerical work shall not mean inserting, collating, labeling, nesting, sorting, stamping or similar work.
b. Exception to this article may be made by the industrial commissioner in respect of such other provisions consonant with the general purpose of this article as the commissioner may on study determine to be warranted by conditions.
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