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  • New York State Pay Transparency Law Takes Effect September 17, 2023

    Effective September 17, 2023, New York employers with four or more employees must comply with certain statutory disclosure requirements when advertising for positions physically within and some outside the workplace or office.  The law applies to advertising for available jobs, promotions, and transfer opportunities.  “Covered employers” also includes employment agents, agencies, and recruiters regardless of size, excepting temporary help firms. “Advertise” is defined as “to make available to a pool of potential applicants for internal or public viewing, including electronically, a written description of an employment opportunity.” 

  • Real Estate Alert: NYS Takes Executive Action To Promote Housing Growth 

    On July 18, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a series of executive actions to address New York’s severe housing shortage by promoting housing growth:

    • Gowanus Neighborhood Mixed Income Housing Development Program
    • Executive Order No. 30 titled "Directing State Agencies, Authorities, and Entities to Prioritize the Allocation of Certain Discretionary Funds to those Localities that Promote the Construction of Housing".