New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Theatrical Employment; Financial Investigations and Security
37.05. Theatrical employment; financial investigations and security. A theatrical employment agent shall investigate whether or not any employer (person, firm or corporation) who is offering employment to an applicant for employment, has defaulted in the payment of salaries, fees or other compensation to any performer or group of performers or has left stranded any performing companies or individuals or groups, during the five years preceding the date of the application. An agent shall not procure or undertake to procure employment or engagements on the part of any performer or groups of performers for an employer who has failed to pay salaries, fees or other compensation, or who has left stranded any performer or groups of performers or any performing companies or individuals during the five years preceding the date of the application, unless such employer (person, firm or corporation) shall provide sufficient security for the direct benefit of the performer or performers and in an amount ample to pay the performer or performers their full compensation for the specified employment or engagement designated in the employment or engagement contract. The provisions of this section shall not apply to employment or engagements in modeling.