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.
While the latest New York state budget increases education funding by $1 billion, advocacy groups are criticizing a failure to adequately ensure equitable education funding across all school districts.
New York state expects to spend an average of $13.4 billion in each of the next five years on capital projects, but the state comptroller says it would benefit from a more comprehensive assessment of its capital assets and needs.
The state Senate has introduced a series of legislation to address concerns with the payroll industry and respond to the recent crisis caused by MyPayrollHr, which shut down and left thousands of New Yorkers without pay.
Twelve state senators have urged the state comptroller to study fossil fuel divestment as part of a five-year asset allocation review, while sponsoring legislation that could compel him to complete divestment within five years..
State enacts legislation Monday increasing New York's capacity to prosecute financial fraud relating to stocks, bonds and other securities. The measure restores the six-year statute of limitations under the Martin Act, allowing New York to better protect investors and consumers, prevent bad practices and hold companies accountable for fraudulent activity and conduct.
Cuomo has signed legislation reauthorizing and expanding the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises program, which requires state agencies to contract state projects out to a certain percentage of minority- and women-owned businesses in New York state. The program had been set to expire at the end of this year.