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10
Jun
2022
  “The legislation originally included onerous provisions that not only included salary range but other disclosures of potential additional compensations. This would have been a difficult and impossible task for almost any business. We were able to negotiate a compromise with the legislature to only include salary ranges which made the bill relatively consistent with a local law passed by New York City and one that is being contemplated in other jurisdictions
06
Jun
2022
  The Business Council of New York State joined a coalition of chambers, across New York State, calling for a federal assault weapons ban in response to the continued mass shootings across the country.  "Since the horrific Buffalo shooting just a few weeks ago similar tragedies continue to happen across the country
01
Jun
2022
“We applaud the Senate for passing the sealed records bill which will create second-chance opportunities for many individuals ready to reenter the workforce, expand opportunities for all New Yorkers, and create a more inclusive economy. The Business Council is hopeful that the Assembly will follow the Senate’s lead, pass the bill and send it to the Governor for approval
24
May
2022
"The Business Council applauds the state Senate for the passage of a bill to extend the Sunday operating hours of liquor and wine stores. Just as the "Brunch Bill" allowed bars and restaurants to serve alcohol at 10 am on Sundays, allowing liquor stores to open at 10 am is business-friendly and good for the economy
17
May
2022
"The Business Council, while supporting the state’s farming industry, has concerns about lowering the overtime threshold as it would have a negative impact on farms, their workers, production, and ultimately consumers. Our family farms are some of the most rigorously regulated and inspected employers in New York State through the strong workforce protections in place at both the state and federal levels
11
May
2022
The Business Council, NFIB Urge State Action to Alleviate Multibillion-Dollar Unemployment Insurance Debt for Businesses ALBANY – With less than ten legislative session days remaining, The Business Council of New York State and NFIB are encouraging the New York State Legislature to provide unemployment tax relief to state employers and begin addressing the state’s massive $8 billion Unemployment Insurance Fund (UI) debt
02
May
2022
The Business Council Urges State Assistance to Address Unemployment Insurance Fund Debt 34 Other States Have Used Federal Resources to Protect Businesses ALBANY – With just 16 legislative session days remaining, The Business Council of New York State is again calling on the New York State Legislature to provide unemployment tax relief to state employers and begin addressing the state’s massive $9
28
Apr
2022
The Business Council Announces Winners of Inaugural New York State Workforce Innovation Awards Winners to be Recognized at May 20 Luncheon ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Thursday the four award winners of the inaugural New York State Workforce Innovation Awards. The awards recognize outstanding workforce development training and education providers, as well as business leaders, focused on developing a strong and diverse talent pipeline
26
Apr
2022
On Tuesday, April 26, Governor Hochul announced the creation of the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development. The Business Council President & CEO, Heather Briccetti, was quoted in the Governor's press release. "We commend Governor Hochul on overhauling the state's approach to workforce development to begin with business and industry, and focus on regional- and sector-based workforce solutions for state businesses
14
Apr
2022
  The Business Council to Testify at Albany’s Draft Scoping Plan Public Hearing ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Thursday, Vice President Ken Pokalsky will be testifying to the New York State Climate Action Council in Albany, addressing concerns regarding the initial Scoping Plan in response to the Climate Leadership Community Protection Act (CLCPA)