A new law proposed by Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, would establish a universal right to legal counsel in federal immigration court proceedings for income-eligible New York residents and other immigrants whose court proceedings are determined to have a relevant connection with New York state.
In the midst of a battle between New York and its largest downstate utility providers that has resulted in at least two moratoriums on new energy connections and impacted businesses and families in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County, a state senator has introduced legislation that would prohibit utilities in New York state from imposing moratoriums on cities with more than 200,000 residents.
Almost immediately after 20 people died in a limousine crash in Schoharie more than a year ago, state legislators and the governor committed to adopting new limousine safety standards, the bulk of which failed to pass the Legislature last year — but lawmakers say they have reached an agreement on a series of bills they intend to “fast-track” in 2020.
The state Department of Labor is issuing an order eliminating the subminimum wage for 'miscellaneous' industries statewide, impacting more than 70,000 tipped employees, including nail salon workers, hairdressers, aestheticians, car wash workers, valet parking attendants, door-persons, tow truck drivers, dog groomers and tour guides.
Education is one of the biggest things that matters to us, to the whole world. It's a place where we can learn and experience new things. It helps us achieve the goals we want. It gives us opportunities to grow and reach our career dreams. It helps shape us into the person we want to be, and that is why we depend on education so much. There are many reasonings to why we want to go into school, but there are also many reasons on why some people can't get the education they would like to have. That is why I will be sharing about why education is unequal and how it affects others, but also about how we can demolish the inequality in education.
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.
Minimum wages across the state increased yesterday, and employers must update their required minimum wage informational posters. In 2016, the state adopted a progressive minimum wage hike — which is being implemented in phases — with the ultimate goal of achieving a statewide minimum wage of $15.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday requiring the New York State Department of State and the Department of Taxation and Finance to conduct a study on the number of women directors who serve on each board of directors of domestic and foreign corporations authorized to do business in New York.