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College Savings Program Upgraded
Education, Features, New York

College Savings Program Upgraded

New York’s 529 College Savings Program will now offer more investment options, lower costs, raise the maximum allowable balance and eliminate the $25 minimum contribution. “Now’s the time to take advantage of the improvements we’re making to New York’s 529 College Savings Program,” said State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.  “We’re making it easier for New Yorkers…

San Diego County Workers Ratify Five-Year Contract
Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, National

San Diego County Workers Ratify Five-Year Contract

San Diego, Calif.—The union representing most of San Diego County’s 17,000 employees has ratified a new contract. More than 75% of the voters approved the five-year agreement, Service Employees International Union Local 221 announced Sept. 14. It will give about 10,000 county workers, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, raises ranging from 13% to 17%,…

Trump Plans Rollback Of Overtime Pay Protections
Features, Law and Politics, New York

Trump Plans Rollback Of Overtime Pay Protections

New York, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor is now planning to roll back the Obama administration’s initiative  that would have expanded overtime pay protections for workers. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and millions of Americans will be affected. Workers impacted are first-line supervisors at fast-food stores, car washes, retail stores, administrative employees, clerical and…

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