New York State Department of Labor

The New York state Department of Labor now has an easier process in place for people to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. The labor department has also beefed up its call center with thousands of representatives.


NY fair officials reassure after Ohio fatality

Jul 28, 2017
New York State Fair

Following a ride malfunction that killed one person and injured several others at the Ohio State Fair this week, state officials want to assure fairgoers in New York that everything possible is being done to ensure that rides are safe.

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Some New York State fast-food employees may receive increased wages sooner than they think.

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The New York State Department of Labor Wage Board held its third public hearing in downtown Buffalo Thursday to determine whether there should be a sub-minimum wage increase for tipped workers. Business owners, employees, and advocates turned out to discuss their positions on the issue.