State Offers Webinars to Help Businesses with Minimum Wage Adjustment

The Department of Labor Hosts the Series Twice a Week


In response to the increased minimum wage laws in New York, the state is offering webinars to help employers determine new employee pay rates (including tipped employees). The new wages went into effect December 31, 2016 and will continue to rise annually until the wages reach $15 an hour.

The webinar series will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM through February 16th. Sign up for a webinar here.

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Business Recycling Rules Implemented to Reduce Organic Waste

New Department of Sanitation Rules Enforced for 2017


Certain businesses are now required to comply with the new business organics rules improving recycling efforts of food waste, food soiled paper and yard waste.

Businesses that meet the following minimum requirements must follow the new guidelines:

  • All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms
  • All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people
  • Food manufacturers with a floor area of at least 25,000 square feet
  • Food wholesalers with a floor area of at least 20,000 square feet

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Recycling Rules Clarified for Businesses to Help City Reduce Landfill Waste

The Sanitation Rules Go Into Effect Aug. 1


The Department of Sanitation has clarified the recycling rules for businesses that will help the city meet its target reducing waste at landfills.  All NYC businesses will be required to comply with recycling rules and certain businesses will be required to Continue reading