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Author Archives: Mike Durant
ALBANY (March 6, 2013) – All of the following may be attributed to Mike Durant, State Director of NFIB in response to Speaker Silver’s concerns over space in New York City schools. “Yesterday, Speaker Silver expressed concerns regarding the current … Continue reading
As printed in today’s Buffalo News… Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has rightfully focused on New York’s property tax burden since taking office. We were pleased to work in tandem with the administration in implementing both the highly touted property tax … Continue reading
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which supports most of Governor Cuomo’s tax cut proposals, today said the best way to ensure their full implementation is to cap state spending increases at two percent. “The Governor’s budget assumes that … Continue reading
Governor Cuomo included a tax cut package in his executive budget proposal unveiled in January as a nod to struggling businesses in New York State. The package includes several components that are similar to those in the NFIB/NY Legislative Agenda … Continue reading
2014 Legislative Public Hearing on 2014-15 Executive Budget Proposal – Taxes NFIB/NY State Director Michael Durant February 10, 2014 Good morning. First, let me thank you Senator DeFrancisco and other members of this joint committee, for allowing me to be … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. New York State employers are required to give workers (both new hires and existing employees) a notice of wage rates by February 1st every year. The notice should be in English and the employee’s … Continue reading
New York State employers should be vigilant about the proper classification of workers as employees or independent contractors on a go-forward basis. Although businesses already may be aware of the 2007 Questionable Employment Tax Practices (QETP) state-federal initiative to crackdown … Continue reading
New York State recently made several changes to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system as part of the Business Relief Act passed in the 2013-2014 State Budget. These changes will save employers approximately $400 million in total and will allow the … Continue reading
“New York’s small business owners are encouraged that the Governor’s Executive Budget proposal continues to promote fiscal responsibility and incorporates components of our small business agenda. “Governor Cuomo has rightfully focused on reducing New York’s sizable tax burden this year. … Continue reading
As the the calendar flipped to 2014, many important changes went into effect. Is your small business up to date? Minimum Wage On December 31, 2013, the minimum wage in New York State increased to $8.00. For most employees, … Continue reading