Category Archives: Chamber Members

Hurricanes, Earthquakes… Are You Prepared?

Are YOU prepared for a disaster? Is your company prepared for a disaster or other emergency? Need reliable information hurricanes, earthquakes, rescue efforts, how to help, and more? Visit https://www.usa.gov/disasters-and-emergencies to learn more. Learn how to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies. Prepare for and respond to a disaster Get financial assistance after…

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Labor Day

Happy Labor Day, America! This is a good time to review the minimum wage requirements in your state. Many states have recently raised the minimum wage. Check the current rates using the interactive map of the United States, comparing the Federal and state minimum wage amounts, here: https://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm. Or, get a birds-eye view of the…

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Fourth of July

By Military.com On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event. Conflict between the colonies and England was already a year old when the colonies…

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Protect Your Business from Ransomware

14 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks By Natale Goriel, SBA Official Ransomware attacks are the fastest growing malware threats. On average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016. Ransomware, a type of malicious software that infects and restricts access to a computer until a ransom is paid,…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at…

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IRS Scams and Spam

Is it really the IRS calling? Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee….

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Bill Prohibits NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History

Mayor de Blasio Signs Bill Prohibiting All NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History of Job Applicants May 4, 2017 City takes major step toward achieving pay equity for women and people of color NEW YORK—In a milestone achievement in the fight for pay equity, Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed Intro. 1253 prohibiting all…

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New York City Wage Law

Tomorrow, [May 4, 2017] New York City will take a giant step towards closing the wage gap. Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign into law my legislation that prohibits employers from asking any job applicant for their previous salary information. When employers use previous salary information to determine compensation, they perpetuate the gender wage gap…

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Latest IRS Tax News

With tax filing season upon us, IRS has released some filing tips and reminds taxpayers to beware of tax scams Avoid the Rush; Use IRS.gov for Quick Answers to Questions IR-2017-30, Feb. 13, 2017 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that the next couple of weeks, especially around Presidents’ Day, marks the busiest time of…

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2017 Tax Filing Season

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 Tax Returns Due April 18 The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns that day, with…

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