Category: Government Relations

New York Sate Business Services Initiative

Governor Cuomo recently announced a new “one-stop” website that consolidates in one location information about several programs intended to help businesses “open and grow in New York.”  The website can be found at   The categories of assistance offered include:   Find the Right Candidates for Your Business List Your Job Openings Access Hiring […]

Be Prepared for the Minimum Wage Change

Beginning December 31, 2013, New York State’s minimum wage will increase in a series of three annual changes as follows: $8.00 on 12/31/13 $8.75 on 12/31/14 $9.00 on 12/31/15 Minimum Wage Webinar Series Don’t be caught off-guard! New York State employers are invited to attend an educational webinar, which will provide detailed information on the […]

Business Guides for Restaurants and Bars

New York City recently produced a number of quick guides to help restaurants with the regulations related to those businesses.  Please click the links below to go to the NYC website where you can view the files. (Links will open new windows) NYC Starter Guide to Opening Your Restaurant NYC Checklist for Required Signs for […]

NYC Department Business Liaisons

The New York City Council passed legislation in April requiring the City to appoint liaisons to communities of regulated businesses.  This law, Local Law 34 of 2013, requires liaisons at the Departments of Buildings, Consumer Affairs, Health and Mental Hygiene, Environmental Protection, and Sanitation, as well as the City's Fire Department. Local Law 34 Liaisons Click […]