Covid-19 Complaints

Vaughn Golden filed this request with the New York State Department of Labor of New York.
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From: Vaughn Golden

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

All complaints related to employers' actions during the covid-19 pandemic. Please include all relevant complaints filed between February 1, 2020 and the date of processing this request.

The complaints I'm seeking would be in response to the criteria outlined on this DOL webpage:

A PDF printout of that webpage is also attached to this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Vaughn Golden

From: New York State Department of Labor

Please be advised that the Department could not identify or locate records based on the information provided. The records sought in a FOIL request must be “reasonably described.” Whether records are “reasonably described” may be dependent upon an agency’s filing or record keeping system. Also, agency employees are not required to engage in unreasonable efforts, analyze several conditions, or perform several actions to locate records. See Public Officers Law § 89(3)(a) and the Committee on Open Government’s FOIL Advisory Opinions 18863, 18949, and 19157.

If you wish to resubmit your request, please include any information that may assist our staff in identifying records, such as the relevant employer names, or complainant names. For a listing of records maintained by the Department, please see our Subject Matter List available at:


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