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NYC’s Coronavirus Update from the Mayor’s Office – March 17

A message from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office for International Affairs regarding NYC's response to COVID-19.   Dear Colleagues, In an ongoing effort to keep you informed about the City’s response to COVID-19, below are the latest updates from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press conference on March 17, 2020: Shelter-in-place A decision HAS NOT yet been made but New Yorkers should prepare for possibility of shelter in place order; that decision may come in the next 48 hours • A lot of considerations must be...
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New York and New Jersey Ban Salary Inquiries

By Leigh H. McMonigle | Associate | Pepper Hamilton The growing trend to eliminate inquiries into a job applicant’s salary history continues. In July, New York and New Jersey became the latest states to enact legislation that will restrict employers from obtaining and utilizing an applicant’s salary history information during the hiring process. New York’s Legislation On July 10, Governor Cuomo signed into law a salary history ban, adding a new section to New York Labor Law section 194-a. Under the new law,...
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“New York’s Women Leaders in the Law” Features Reavis Page Jump as a Firm That “Sets the Legal Bar”

Today, Reavis Page Jump LLP takes center stage in the just-published 2019 "New York's Women Leaders in the Law" supplement to the New York Law Journal and New York Magazine.  Each year, the supplement features the city's top women-led firms that are doing outstanding work and driving women's leadership in the legal field. Featured on this year's cover, RPJ gets premiere billing. "Women Leaders in the Law" further profiles the firm in an article entitled, "Client Focused, Community Enriched, Women Owned Firm Sets the Legal Bar," which...
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APM Terminals Port of NY/NJ Backlog

Faced with heavy container backlog at its shared rail terminal after higher-than-expected cargo volumes, APM Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey is ramping up efforts to migrate. The terminal operator is draying cargo to an intermodal yard outside the port and sending containers by barge to a rail terminal in Norfolk. The two initiatives are part of the terminal’s ongoing efforts to reduce the container piles that have packed the terminal since October as a...
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AOC and all the other Amazon haters are dead wrong; this deal is good for New York

By Sam Natapoff| President |  Empire Global Ventures LLC State & local governments have pressing social, economic fiscal challenges so why pay rich corporations? Here's why After a 14-month competition among 238 North American cities for the richest economic development prize in a generation, on November 13, 2018 Amazon announced it would locate two new “headquarters” in Long Island City (LIC), New York City, and in Arlington, Virginia.  In return for creating 25,000 jobs paying an average of $150,000 and investing $2.5 billion in each...
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Global Business, Local Benefit Foreign Contributions to the New York Economy

New York City has reached historic levels of jobs and economic activity, thanks to its status as a global center of finance, commerce and innovation. In an era of rapid globalization, New York’s success would not be possible without the contributions of more than 5,000 foreign companies that have their U.S. headquarters and significant business operations in the city. Foreign companies currently employ 298,000 New Yorkers and contribute 11 percent of the city’s total $761 billion annual economic output. Foreign...
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New NYC Sick Leave Law Expands Usage for Persons ‘Equivalent of Family’ and Safe Leave

By Eric B. Sigda| Kristine J. Feher| Danielle E. Gonnella| The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has issued a revised Notice of Employee Rights under the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA), formerly the Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA), codified at § 20-911 et seq. Effective May 5, 2018, ESSTA now permits employees to use sick and safe time to address safety issues and access critical services related to specific criminal offenses. The ESSTA expands the definition of “family member” with...

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