State Budget Includes New Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

UPDATE: 10/20/20 NYS Paid Sick Leave Program – The DOL has finally released official guidance and an FAQ doc to provide more clarity on the new mandate. New York State’s new paid sick leave program begins January 1, 2021, but employers were required to start to accruing time for employees

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BNP Poorly Timed Prevailing Wage Expansion

Poorly Timed Prevailing Wage Expansion

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State added a major prevailing wage expansion into the enacted state budget. This decision, long opposed by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and statewide business leaders, will make it even more difficult to attract private sector investment to a state already burdened

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BNP NYS Budget Passes Amid Pandemic

New State Budget Passes Amid Pandemic

In unprecedented times, as the state continues to roil from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor and State Legislature did enact a new state budget for FY2021.  Given the events swirling around us, the fact that the budget was passed after the April first deadline seemed inconsequential. However, there are

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COVID-19 Business Bulletin: 4/6/20

COVID-19 Bulletin 4/6/20 The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is committed to providing employers with the latest information and resources to help you deal with COVID-19 and its impact on our community, state and nation.  You can also visit our resource page – it is being regularly updated to provide you the most

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