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SBA Now Accepting 2016 National Small Business Week Award Nominations Online

The U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office (NYDO) is now accepting nominations online for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including its annual Small Business Person of the Year award. Small businesses from New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties are encouraged to submit their nominations for both national and local awards. “SBA has been following the mantra - Smart, Bold and Accessible in the way the agency...
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Governor Cuomo, Governor Christie, Senator Schumer & Senator Booker Announce Agreement that Paves the Way for Gateway Tunnel Project

Today, New York and New Jersey leaders announced that they have reached an agreement on funding commitments and a governance structure that will allow the critically important Gateway Tunnel Project to move forward. The agreement marks a major milestone in the effort to build a new trans-Hudson river tunnel that is an essential portion of Amtrak’s eight-state Northeast Corridor that connects the states of New York and New Jersey and is one of our region’s most critical major infrastructure...
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New York’s Wage Deduction Law in Effect for Three More Years

On October 26, 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed State Assembly bill A07594, extending the expiration period of 2012 amendments to New York Labor Law §193, which had permitted employers to make deductions from employee wages in circumstances otherwise deemed impermissible by the New York State Department of Labor. Under this bill, the expiration period is extended from three years after the date that the amendments went into effect, which would be November 6, 2015, to six years after the...
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Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito Unveil Action Plan to Grow 21st Century Industrial and Manufacturing Jobs in NYC

Investments to spur more than 20,000 new jobs and support a sector that employs more than a half-million New Yorkers Protections for core industrial areas, new Advanced Manufacturing Center, loan fund for start-ups and growing firms, new training to prepare New Yorkers for careers in manufacturing NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today unveiled a 10-point action plan to modernize the City’s industrial policy backed by more than $115 million in newly announced City funding. The...
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New York State Department of Labor Publishes Revised Proposed Regulations Governing Use of Payroll Debit Cards

On October 28, 2015, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) published revised proposed regulations modifying its draft regulations (which were initially published on May 27, 2015) governing permissible methods of wage payment, including the use of payroll debit cards (also referred to as paycards). While the focus of the revised proposed regulations is on an employer’s use of payroll debit cards, they also codify guidance provided by the NYSDOL in the agency’s opinion letter pertaining to paychecks. The revised proposed...
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New York City Issues Fair Chance Act Notice Form for Criminal Background Checks

As we previously reported in July and June, New York City recently passed the Fair Chance Act (FCA), which becomes effective onTuesday, October 27, 2015, and is applicable to criminal background checks. Among other requirements, the FCA prohibits employers from inquiring about or making statements concerning criminal history, prior to a conditional offer of employment, including the following: asking an applicant* questions about his or her criminal record; searching public records on an applicant’s* criminal record; having an applicant* complete background check disclosure and authorization forms;...
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Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million in Grant Funding To Support Entry Into New York Agribusiness

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $1 million in funding is available to assist new farmers begin their careers. Now in its second year, the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund will build upon a successful 2015 when more than $610,000 was awarded to 19 farms across the state in order to support the continued growth of New York’s agricultural industry. “Farming remains an important industry in New York and an essential part of this state’s economy,” Governor Cuomo said. “By...
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Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Over $39 Million to Fund 34 Projects That Will Create Over 200 Jobs and Retain More Than 1500

Businesses, Hospitals and Universities to Receive State Funding That Will Leverage Over $330 Million in Investment Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $39.2 million in economic development funding has been approved for 34 projects that are spurring growth and opportunity across the state. The funding, approved by Empire State Development’s Board of Directors, supports projects that are creating 233 new jobs and retaining 1,589 existing New York State jobs – many of which have already been created or retained....

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