News

04
Jan
2018
Testimony to: Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business, Senator Phil Boyle, Chair And Senate Administrative Regulations Review Commission, Senator Chris Jacobs, Chair NYS Department of Labor Proposed Rule Making-Employee Scheduling (Call-In Pay) Presented by Frank Kerbein Director, Center for Human Resources January 4, 2018 As the state’s largest statewide employer advocacy organization, we represent more than 2,300 employers – large and small – across the entire state
03
Jan
2018
ALBANY, N.Y.—“For the state’s business community, Governor Cuomo’s State of the State message addressed several critical needs, including continued investment in workforce development and public infrastructure. However, the Governor said too little about making the state more economically competitive, especially for upstate where job growth continues to lag
19
Dec
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“The tax reform package expected to pass later today corrects years of inequity by putting America’s corporate tax rate on more equal footing with the rest of the world’s developed countries. It also relieves tax burdens on our nation’s small businesses and lowers tax rates for all income levels
18
Dec
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—A coalition of the state’s leading business and industry groups today announced their commitment to advocating for reforms to New York’s prevailing wage law. In light of the state’s budget multi-billion dollar deficit and overwhelming infrastructure needs, the coalition is calling on members of the Legislature to reform this outdated and costly mandate
14
Dec
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State Inc., building off its September Annual Meeting which focused on the “Future of New York State Business”, today convened the leading voices in the state’s tech and innovation community for a broad-based discussion on the next steps for New York State
13
Dec
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“Today’s generator deactivation assessment from the NYISO reiterates what we have been saying for some time, New York must build its needed energy infrastructure. While it is good news that the NYISO says our state has enough electricity to meet future needs, we cannot lose sight of the fact that this is only true if natural gas plants currently under construction are able to come online
16
Nov
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“It appears increasingly likely that later today the House will pass their tax reform bill. While we and our members strongly support many aspects of the bill, we simply cannot endorse the elimination of full state and local tax (SALT) deductibility. We appreciate that the House bill does maintain certain aspects of SALT, but it does not go far enough
13
Nov
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“The Business Council is reviewing this proposed rule with our affected members, and will submit comments and recommendations during the public review period. We appreciate that the rule reflects several concerns we raised during the Department’s public hearings, including the exemption of higher-earning employees and providing relief during emergency circumstances
09
Nov
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—“While The Business Council remains committed to the principles of tax reform, we are deeply dismayed that the Senate’s bill goes even further than the House by completely eliminating State and Local Tax deductibility (SALT). As we have said repeatedly throughout this process, New York is a net donor state, giving far more in tax dollars to the federal government than we receive
02
Nov
2017
ALBANY, N.Y.—"The Business Council is a strong supporter of comprehensive federal tax reform. In order to ensure fairness and American competitiveness, it is vital that we simplify the tax code and reduce our corporate tax rate. The House plan, as reported, is an important first step to achieving necessary reform