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Retailers bash bid for 10% workers’ comp rate hike

State Fund overcharges demand full actuarial study ALBANY, NY – As New York’s Department of Financial Services reviews input from its June 27 hearing on a recommended 9.8 percent rate increase for workers’ compensation insurance, the Retail Council of New York State wants instead an industry-wide actuarial study before the DFS considers any further rate […]

Merchants applaud new law combatting organized retail crime

ALBANY, NY – Retail Council of New York State President and CEO Ted Potrikus issues the following statement applauding Governor Cuomo’s approval of a law giving prosecutors an important new tool in the fight against organized retail crime (Chapter 63, Laws of 2016): Organized retail crime isn’t the same thing as personal-use shoplifting. These are […]

Retail Council statement on minimum wage, paid family leave

ALBANY, NY – Retail Council of New York State President and CEO Ted Potrikus issues the following statement on today’s announcement regarding an increase in the state’s minimum wage and implementation of paid family and medical leave: We commend Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and leaders Flanagan and Klein for the extraordinary time and energy they […]