New York Consolidated Laws, Social Services Law - SOS § 111-r. Requirement to respond to requests for information

All employers, as defined in section one hundred eleven-m of this article (including for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental employers), are required to provide information promptly on the employment, compensation and benefits of any individual employed by such employer as an employee or contractor, when the department or a social services district or its authorized representative, or another state's child support enforcement agency governed by title IV-D of the social security act, requests such information for the purpose of establishing paternity, or establishing, modifying or enforcing an order of support.  To the extent feasible, such information shall be requested and provided using automated systems, and shall include, but is not limited to, information regarding the individual's last known address, date of birth, social security number, plans providing health care or other medical benefits by insurance or otherwise, wages, salaries, earnings or other income of such individual.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, such officials are not required to obtain an order from any judicial or administrative tribunal in order to request or receive such information.  The department shall be authorized to impose a penalty for failure to respond to such requests of five hundred dollars for an initial failure and seven hundred dollars for the second and subsequent failure.


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