While the state’s new paid sick leave program related to COVID-19 illness is the focus for most employers at the moment, the Governor and State Legislature included a sweeping new permanent paid sick leave program as part of the recently enacted state budget for FY2021.
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.
Legislation Would Give Unemployment to Striking Workers After Only One Week
Once again this year, Albany lawmakers are seeking to impose prevailing wage on private construction projects receiving most forms of state or local financial support. And once again this year the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is helping fight back against this job-killing proposal.
The effort to make New York State’s property tax cap permanent took a significant step forward recently when the new Democrat majority in the State Senate passed the measure as part of its 2019 priorities package. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has been a longtime champion of the property tax cap and has been a leading advocate for both its creation and extension. The call to make it permanent is a part of our 2019 Advocacy Agenda.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently released our 2019 Advocacy Agenda to a capacity crowd in downtown Buffalo.
Partnership’s annual Member Pulse Report sheds light on concerns of Buffalo Niagara region employers
What are the top concerns of employers in the Buffalo Niagara region?
Both employers and their employees will be paying more for healthcare unless Congress pumps the breaks on the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). Imposed by the Affordable Care Act, the HIT is set to go into effect for 2019 unless Congress agrees to delay it through 2020.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently joined together with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in opposing the Trump administration’s recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs. The move risks a historic trading relationship between the United States and Canada and could have detrimental consequences for economies on both sides of the border.
For most of us January 1, 2018 means a fresh batch of New Year’s resolutions we almost certainly will (not) keep this year. January 1 also happens to be the effective date of New York’s Paid Family Leave regulation (PFL). Unfortunately, unlike that resolution to lose weight or learn to play the mandolin, this is one resolution you will be required to keep. Fortunately, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is here to help with a PFL cheat sheet.