Is New York State Closer to Universal Rent Control?

The Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance, a coalition of activist groups advocating for tenant protections, has clearly laid out a universal rent platform consisting of seven pieces of legislation.

Is New York State Closer to Universal Rent Control?

By Rebecca C. Lewis (City and State New York) Before the 2018 state election cycle, universal rent control was not a common phrase among New Yorkers. When the idea gained popularity, thanks to the campaigns of progressive insurgents such as Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams and Julia Salazar, it seemed to some like an ill-defined pipe-dream. […]

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

Why are police who brutalize and murder rarely if ever charged, much less convicted and sent to prison? 

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

BROOKLYN, NY (Workers World Today) — Three days before Christmas, 1994. The Baez family is altogether. Around 1 a.m., four of the Baez brothers go outside, and start a game of touch football. Everybody’s happy, playing around…then the ball goes off target, thud…it hits the roof of a cop car parked on the street. “Sorry […]

Press Release: GreenWave Advisors Founder, Matt Karnes to Keynote Cannabis Conference

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer projects a $3 billion industry for New York State, and $1 billion for NYC alone, leading to $772 million a year in combined tax revenue for the city and state.

NEW YORK – Matthew Karnes, CPA, founder of Greenwave Advisors LLC, will discuss the state of the cannabis industry during the New York State Society of CPAs’ (NYSSCPA) Cannabis Conference on Dec. 11, at Convene, 730 Third Avenue, in New York City. During the conference, Karnes will share what’s to come in legislation, market growth […]

Doing Business with New York State

Making successful bids can be difficult for newcomers. You have to shoehorn your way into the competition, often against well-established and entrenched players.

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – The Empire State isn’t just a goldmine for potential businesses to set up shop. New York spends billions of dollars each year on a myriad of goods and services, from paper clips to construction work, to help our state run like a fine-tuned machine. During the last fiscal year alone […]

Intro to Landlord & Tenant Law – Representing landlords in eviction proceedings: Non-multiple dwellings

Intro to Landlord & Tenant Law – Representing landlords in eviction proceedings: Non-multiple dwellings

Event Description An Introduction to Landlord and Tenant (L&T) Law in New York covers both commercial and residential Landlord and Tenant Practice. The course covers a range of issues from the creation of a tenancy through its termination, as well as all the substantive and procedural issues encountered in the ownership and management of commercial […]

Worker’s Compensation

Workers compensation is an insurance or wage replacement offered to employees injured on the job. Under New York State law, worker’s compensation covers employees working in for-profit businesses and excludes most independent contractors. Independent contractors are self-employed workers and not employees.

Worker’s Compensation

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – More than a century ago, pirates were some of the world’s first advocates for worker’s compensation. Known for their trademark eye patches and wooden legs, pirates were paid for bodily losses. While hopefully, your career is not as dangerous as a pirate, if you’re injured on the job, first check […]

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton: “We have dedicated lawyers, counselors, case workers, and community advocates working to uphold tenants’ rights and keep our communities whole...”

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Hamilton announced today $190,000 in funding for tenants’ rights and tenant advocacy groups secured in the New York State budget. The Flatbush Development Corporation with the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Housing & Family Services of Greater New York, Fifth Avenue Committee with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and the Legal Aid Society will be […]