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.
Target reported a rare shortfall in holiday sales, raising concerns about the challenges ahead for the traditional retail industry even as the economy remains strong. Target's disappointing growth of 1.4% percent for November and December, dragged down by toys and electronics, fell well below the previous year. Target joined a growing list of retailers reporting meager performances during the critical holiday shopping season.
One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing in the Seattle area, it's upping that by half. The additional $250 million will provide a line of credit to help the Washington State Finance Commission finance about 3,000 additional units of affordable housing.
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.
The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, seven people who worked for Insys Therapeutics will appear in Boston to be sentenced by a federal judge.