Published December 6, 2013 | By admin
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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 http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/10172013-business-services-initiative.
The categories of assistance offered include:
Find the Right Candidates for Your Business
The New York State Business Compliance category, for instance, links users to State web pages that provide information on: obtaining permits and licenses; employer requirements, employee rights and other labor information; and business taxes and mandated tax filings. The Access Hiring & Training Incentives category includes information related to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (a federal tax credit of up to $4,800 to promote hiring from target groups such as veterans and youth); the Workers with Disabilities Tax Credit; the VOW to Hire Heroes federal tax credit (credit of up to $9,600 to hire qualified veterans).
The Governor’s announcement also states that New York State Business Service Team members are available to assist businesses at no cost with creating and reviewing employee handbooks, developing HR policies, reviewing employee turnover and offering alternatives to downsizing.
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 following:
• The industries that are affected
• The employees who are affected
• The rates, allowances and credits that will increase
• LIVE Questions & Answers
• How to get more information
Hospitality Industry All Other Industries
Tuesday, Nov. 12 3-4pm Thursday, Nov. 14 2-3pm
Wednesday, Nov. 13 10-11am Friday, Nov. 15 10-11am
All you need to view a webinar is a computer with Internet access and a phone! Space is limited so register now! It is quick and easy to register, just click this link: https://dewsevents.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=dewsevents&rnd=0.7751473412336015
After you register, you will get an e-mail message with a link to the event, the phone number and instructions.
If you are not able to participate, you can view a recording of the webinars on our website. Recordings will be posted the week after the webinars take place.
Check back in early November for website updates and to download copies of new Minimum Wage publications, Industry Wage Orders, posters and FAQs:
The Minimum Wage regulations showing proposed changes are posted on the Department of Labor’s website under Legal Updates:
Pay special attention to the “Part number” of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (“NYCRR”) to be sure you reference the correct document for the industry you seek: 12 NYCRR Part 141 (building service), Part 142 (miscellaneous industries), Part 143 (nonprofit) and Part 146 (hospitality).
Underlined items show the proposed rate changes to allowances or credits which result from the increase in the State Minimum Wage rate. No changes are proposed for rules such as recordkeeping requirements.
Over 300 children come out for the second annual Bayside Village BID Halloween Playland this year on 41st Avenue near the Bayside Long Island Railroad Station. This year's event had bounce rides, cotton candy, popcorn and pumpkin patch. The Bayside Village BID gave away over 300 tote bags with specials and information from Bayside Village Businesses that could then used by the children for trick or treating and then by their parents for when they go shopping.
This years event was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: