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LIBN: Court puts brakes on Oyster Bay’s apprenticeship law

By: Jonathan D. Farrell


On February 7, 2018 a preliminary injunction was issued against the Town of Oyster Bay, preventing the Town from enforcing apprenticeship program requirements as set forth in the Town Code against private construction projects for the duration of the case.

In a decision of significant economic consequence to every contractor who operates in the Town of Oyster Bay, Meltzer Lippe’s Labor & Employment legal team previously won a temporary restraining order against the Town of Oyster Bay, which last September passed an ordinance which imposed a new requirement on contractors and developers seeking to perform work for which a permit is required on commercial properties of 100,000 square feet or more. The Federal Court extended the TRO into the preliminary injunction. This permits all contractors to work on wholly private construction projects of any size within the Town regardless of whether they are affiliated with an apprenticeship program which meets the Town’s new requirements.

Meltzer Lippe’s litigation and the court’s decision has been recognized as a key victory and is strongly supported by Long Island businesses. Both the Association for a Better Long Island and the Long Island Builders Institute have issued public statements supporting the litigation and court’s decision. To read the full article, please click on the link below: