- The Right to Full and Fair Compensation: Making Sure Small Business Gets a Fair-Shake
- How the West Was Won: What Does the Brandt Decision Mean for Property Rights?
- NFIB to Silver: You Want Better Schools, Reform Scaffold.
- NFIB Legal Center Submits Hard-Ball Questions to IRS Over Affordable Care Act Regulations
- NFIB Legal Center Dissents in Sarbanes-Oxley Case
Monthly Archives: April 2012
With comments offered yesterday, Governor Cuomo has reaffirmed his “conceptual” support for a hike in New York’s minimum wage and so the “Albany Dance” of negotiations presumably begins. Throughout this debate, NFIB has remained committed to our members and the … Continue reading
Are all school district/municipal employees contributing to the pension fund to keep it well funded? Employees contribute according to their pension system tier and therefore are only obligated to pay for a certain period of time and at a certain … Continue reading
Today is Presidential Primary Day in New York.. Ever have some time on your hands, and feel the need to explore either the NYS or NYC budget? Now you can! Governor Cuomo revealed his position on the minimum wage hike … Continue reading
Can a school district/municipal government freeze contributions to the pension fund? The simple answer is no. Currently, New York provides a defined benefit plan that is guaranteed by taxpayers. The contribution rate promised to employees upon entering the pension system … Continue reading
Rain, Snow, Wind…in April. Lovely here in Albany and around the State today. Below are today’s small biz headlines.. That notorious “Scaffold Law” was the topic of a letter to the editor in the Syracuse Post-Standard over the weekend. NFIB/NY … Continue reading
Small business updates for some lazy Saturday reading.. Are you curious about how your representatives in Congress voted on small business issues? Check out NFIB’s latest report on the 112th Congress. Check out this informative video on NFIB’s Top 5 … Continue reading
Do school district/municipal government retirees contribute to the cost of healthcare? Local government employees are entitled to benefits (health, dental, life insurance premiums, etc.) when they retire based on the contractual provisions of a collective bargaining agreement. Since healthcare contributions … Continue reading
Can school districts/municipal governments require the same level of contribution to its healthcare plan that New York State requires of its employees? The answer is no. Health insurance coverage is collectively bargained between the local government and the union but … Continue reading
A few headlines on a beautiful Friday in Albany.. Governor’s Cuomo’s Executive Order authorizing the creation of New York’s Health Exchange continues to make some news. Yesterday, the Governor released the final 2012-13 State Fiscal Plan. The New York Post Editorial … Continue reading
Can a school district/municipal government suspend salary increments or step increases while operating under an expired contract? The Triborough Amendment of the Taylor Law dictates that all provisions of an expired agreement continue until the parties agree to a new … Continue reading