New York State

NY State minimum wage to increase to $8 per hour starting Dec. 31
News Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2013 at 1:34PM

Changes are coming to the state unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation systems, and there will be an increase in minimum wage. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the passage of the state budget in March, 2013, which included raises in the minimum wage to $8 per hour from $7.25, effective Dec. 31.

Pols push to make mixed martial arts legal in New York
News Terence M. Cullen 4/30/2013 at 5:35PM

A big fight for an increasingly popular sport is underway. Mixed martial arts (MMA) could become legal in New York later this year, but there are still a few jabs advocates have to block. Nine Queens assemblymembers sponsored a bill that would make the sport legal. The bill, sponsored by two legislators from Queens, passed [...]