The New York Court of Appeals handed down a very short Labor Law s.240(1) decision on August 29th. Here is the substantive portion of Schroeder v. Kalenak Painting & Paperhanging, Inc. in its entirety:
Plaintiff concedes that wallpapering is not an enumerated activity under the Labor Law (see Labor Law § 240). Moreover, plaintiff fails to allege sufficient facts to establish that her work was part of a larger renovation project subject to coverage under the statute (see Martinez v City of New York, 93 NY2d 322, 326 ; cf. Prats v Port Auth. of New York and New Jersey, 100 NY2d 878 ). Plaintiff's section 241(6) argument is similarly without merit.
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