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Advocacy Alert: Chamber urges State to re-up Business Relocation program "REAP"

Ryan Gleason - May 27, 2015

 The five borough Chamber alliance recently sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, temporary Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, urging them to re-authorize the Relocation and Employment Assistance Program (REAP).

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Advocacy Alert: NYC Prohibits Use of Credit Checks in Employment

Ryan Gleason - May 27, 2015

On May 6, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that, effective September 3, 2015, prohibits employers in the five boroughs from requesting or using consumer credit reports in any employment decision. This follows the trend of several other states and local legislatures that have outlawed the practice in recent years. 

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