by Bryce Covert Jul 22, 2015
The New York wage board unanimously approved a $15 minimum wage for the state's fast food workers.
by Casey Quinlan Jun 9, 2015 Updated: Jun 9, 2015
A federal judge ruled that a New York teachers' exam is racially biased after test scores showed that black and Latino teacher candidates had a significantly lower pass rate than white teacher candidates.
by Casey Quinlan Jun 8, 2015
The New York legislature has not yet renewed mayoral control of schools.
by Alan Pyke Jun 4, 2015
Professional football's most visible female employees get routinely exploited by cheerleading contracts that pay them well below the minimum wage. Some lawmakers are looking to change that.
by Emily Atkin May 19, 2015
Some state Republicans have cast doubt on the existence of global warming based on the fact that New York had a very cold winter in 2014.
by Bryce Covert May 6, 2015
New York lawmakers passed a bill requiring employers to make small changes so that pregnant employees can stay on the job.
by Bryce Covert Apr 29, 2015
New York lawmakers just banned salary secrecy and cracked down on companies that pay men and women differently.
by Sam P.K. Collins Apr 24, 2015
"Young people are being harmed when they smoke these dangerous 'fake pot' products and wrongly equate the products' 'legal' retail availability with being 'safe."
by Bryce Covert Apr 17, 2015
Eight states have laws that protect workers from abrupt schedule changes, but they're rarely enforced. New York's attorney general wants to change that.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Mar 30, 2015
With Congress stalled on permanent immigration legislation and a lack of Americans to fill low-skilled roles, these two industries are unable to keep up with demand for their products.