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New York State Department of Labor

PUBLIC NOTICE: Wage Board to Hold Public Hearing in New York City on June 15, 2015

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Albany, NY (June 08, 2015) -

PURSUANT to the Open Meetings Law, the New York State Department of Labor hereby gives notice that on Monday, June 15, 2015, the Wage Board will hold a public hearing to receive testimony about an increase in the minimum wage in the fast food industry.

The hearing will be held at the following location and time:
Date:               Monday, June 15, 2015
Time:              10 a.m.
Location:        New York University
                      NYU Kimmel Center, C95 Lecture Hall
                      60 Washington Square South
                      New York City

Those planning to attend a hearing are requested to preregister. Registrations will be accepted via web (www.labor.ny.gov/fastfoodwageboard), e-mail (wageboard@labor.ny.gov), phone (518-457-5519), fax (518-485-1126) and mail (address below). Priority in seating and speaking will be given to registrants. Seating and speaking order for those who have not preregistered will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis and as determined by the Board secretary and event staff.

Speakers are requested, but not required, to prepare their testimony in writing and to make four copies available at the hearing. Oral presentations will be limited to 5 minutes each.

All attendees must present photo ID prior to entering the hearing. The hearing facilities meet the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities. Persons planning to attend the hearing who are in need of reasonable accommodations, such as interpreters, assistive listening devices or large-print or Braille materials, should note this when preregistering, as far in advance of the hearing as possible.

If translation services are needed, please indicate what language when preregistering, as far in advance of the hearing as possible.

Testimony Deadline

All testimony must be received by the Wage Board by June 26, 2015. All testimony given, oral or written, will be considered by the Wage Board. Written testimony is highly encouraged.

Written testimony may be emailed to wageboard@labor.ny.gov or mailed to:
New York State Department of Labor
ATTN: Wage Board
Bldg 12, Room 586
Harriman State Office Campus
Albany, NY 12240

For more information about the Wage Board, including meeting documents and webcasts, please visit: www.labor.ny.gov/fastfoodwageboard.

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