New York News 091017

September 10, 2017


Office of Governor Cuomo:

Governor Cuomo Directs the Commissioner of Labor to Hold Public Hearings on Employee Scheduling

Department of Labor Hearings to Solicit Public Comment on Potential Regulations to Provide Predictable Schedules

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the Commissioner of Labor to schedule public hearings on employee scheduling concerns. The New York State Department of Labor will hold these hearings to solicit public comment on how best to address what’s known as “just-in-time,” “call-in” or “on-call” scheduling, common practices that allow employers to schedule or cancel workers’ shifts just hours before or even after it starts. This affects workers in retail and other service sectors and can cost them hours and pay they had already budgeted.

These practices often leave workers scrambling to find child care and force them to miss appointments, classes or important family commitments. Once finalized, these scheduling protections will apply statewide.

“These hearings will help guide us in crafting sensible protections to provide New Yorkers with fair and predictable work schedules,” Governor Cuomo said. “This will give hard-working men and women a platform to have their voices heard, and allow us to take another step toward a fairer, stronger New York for all.”

Before regulations are formally advanced, the New York State Department of Labor will solicit input from workers and industry professionals on how best to ensure that workers can better predict their schedules and are compensated when subjected to just in-time/on-call scheduling practices.

The schedule for the public hearings is as follows:

  • Thursday, September 28 in Albany
  • Tuesday, October 17 in New York City
  • Thursday, October 26 in Binghamton
  • Tuesday, November 14 in Buffalo

The Department will issue a notice identifying the specific times and locations for the hearings.



NYS Liquor Authority:

Full Board Meeting September 13, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.

View the Webcast

Meeting Agenda- Updated 09/07/2017

Meeting Agenda- Alphabetical- Updated 09/07/2017

Detailed Agenda- Disciplinary- Updated 09/07/2017

Detailed Agenda- Licensing- Updated 09/07/2017


NYS Assembly Grants Action News:

September, 2017

Office of the State Comptroller:

DiNapoli: New York City’s Tech Sector Is Booming


New York state’s technology sector is the third largest and among the fastest growing in the nation, adding more than 57,000 jobs since the Great Recession, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report shows that more than 80 percent of these job gains were located in New York City. The State Comptroller and Mayor de Blasio discussed the report during a tour of Maven, a female-founded digital health clinic for women based in Manhattan.  More here…





The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“Commission”) today issued a call to concerned individuals, particularly members of the lobbying regulated community, seeking comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemakings for Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations and Source of Funding Disclosure Regulations and participants for a public hearing on the regulations.


The hearing will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017, in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building, 198 State Street (corner of South Swan Street), Albany, NY 12247, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All public comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on October 16, 2017 to Carol Quinn, Deputy Director of Lobbying Disclosure, at


Testimony at the public hearing will be limited to 10 minutes per person to allow as many people as possible to speak. The Commission reserves the right to group speakers into panels. Those wishing to present prepared testimony to the Commission at the public hearing are requested to notify Carol Quinn by email and submit that testimony by 5 pm on October 16, 2017. In this message, please include a copy of the testimony and provide a telephone number and email address. Speakers are also asked to bring 10 copies of their remarks to the hearing.


NYS Procurement Council:

NYS Procurement Council Meeting is scheduled for 09/20/2017


Business Council of NYS, Inc.:


September 24 – 26, 2017

2017 Annual Meeting

The Sagamore Resort

Information, Registration & Sponsorship

October 12, 2017

Labor & Human Resources Webinar Series


Information, Registration & Sponsorship

October 26, 2017

Made in New York Food and Beverage Manufacturing Summit

Schenectady County Communitiy College

Information, Registration & Sponsorship

November 15 – 16, 2017

2017 Annual Environment Conference

The Gideon Putnam

Information & Sponsorship

NYS Board of Elections:

September 2017

Date Event Additional Information
9/15 12:00 P.M. Commissioners Meeting State Board Offices 40 North Pearl, 5th Floor, Albany NY 12207 Minutes and Archived Webcasts


Umbrella Contract Timeline Update:

Submissions Due  10/10/17 11:00 AM ET

NYS Forum:

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017

Agile and Waterfall – A Hybrid Approach to a Successful Project

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017

The NYS Forum 9 Hole Golf & Networking Event – Albany

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The BA Mentoring Program presents: Speed Networking

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Leadership & Communication Development – Toastmasters

Career Corner


  • Account Executive, NYSTEC – New York City Description


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  • Senior Director, Incident/Problem/Change DoITT – Brooklyn, NY Description

NYS Senate

  • Network Engineer, NYS Senate – Albany, NY Description