Two new pay equity laws go into effect today, Tuesday, Oct. 8 — prohibiting “unequal pay on the basis of a protected class for all substantially similar work” and banning prospective employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has announced that the New York State Common Retirement Fund is putting $50 million toward the federal Paycheck Protection Program, a component of the latest coronavirus relief package, and said his office will pursue an additional $100 million.
While in Washington, D.C. meeting with President Donald Trump to urge support for New York City infrastructure projects he says will “supercharge” the recovering state economy, the governor reiterated his call for the repeal of SALT limitations and for Congress to pass legislation supporting states and limiting corporate bailouts.
New York is seeking to secure $2 billion in restitution from opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers that the state Department of Financial Services determined has been overcharged — as a result of misinformation — over the last decade.
On Wednesday, as Cuomo reported that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York has reached 2,382, Trump committed to dispatching a federal hospital ship with 1,000 beds to drop anchor in New York City harbor and Pennsylvania committed to joining New York, Connecticut and New Jersey in implementing a regional approach to slowing the spread of the virus.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the governor has announced more actions to help New Yorkers and provide the additional healthcare capacity the state is expected to require in the coming weeks, including consolidating primary elections; extending the tax filing date by three months; increasing the number of hospital beds available; and making help available to small businesses.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled the nineteenth proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda — growing the state’s craft beverage manufacturing industry by reforming prohibition-era laws and removing barriers to new investments.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced three more proposals he will include in his 2020 legislative agenda — a plan to lower prescription drug costs, net neutrality protections, and a bill to protect consumers from abusive debt collectors.
New York state rent regulation laws are set to expire in two months and affordable housing advocates are preparing to do battle with the influential real New York estate lobby in an effort to strengthen and expand tenant rights as lawmakers review and consider reforms to the legislation.
In an effort to elicit feedback from tenants, stakeholders and regulatory agencies, the Assembly Housing Committee has scheduled two public hearings early next month.
NY Reps introduce federal legislation making corporations ineligible for funding if they do not re-hire the same number of employees that were let go due to COVID-19, while the National Governors Association renews call for unrestricted federal support to states in the next relief bill.