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Sen. Hoylman urges NY to follow the lead of Massachusetts and ban wage history questions
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Sen. Hoylman urges NY to follow the lead of Massachusetts and ban wage history questions

  Responding to the far-reaching equal pay law signed into law this week in Massachusetts, Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, is calling on the New York State Legislature to pass his bill that would prevent employers from asking about an applicant’s wage history as a condition of employment. Bill S.6342/A.5982 — […]

New program provides free assistance for low-income immigrants seeking naturalization
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New program provides free assistance for low-income immigrants seeking naturalization

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a new program aimed at assisting immigrants through the complex and expensive process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Under this new program, up to 2,000 immigrants will be eligible to submit naturalization applications free of charge, with the beneficiaries selected via a lottery system. […]

‘Regressive, out-of-touch’ tampon tax eliminated with recent bill signing
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‘Regressive, out-of-touch’ tampon tax eliminated with recent bill signing

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law that prohibits local and state sales taxes on feminine hygiene products. The bill (A.7555-a/S.7838) was sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and Sen. Sue Serino. The sponsors argued that New York state already exempts drugs and medicine, medical equipment and certain medical […]