Wage Board to Hold Public Hearing in Buffalo on May 6
Changes to regulations governing wages of workers in the restaurant and hotel industries
Buffalo, NY (April 16, 2009) -
Wage Board Members:
The hearing will be held at the following location at the designated time:
Buffalo -- Noon to 3:00 PM -- Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Persons planning to attend the hearing are requested to pre-register by Friday, May 1, 2009 using mail, phone, fax or e-mail to the following:
NYS Department of Labor, Attn: Jean Lindholm, Building 12, Room 185B, Harriman State Office Campus, Albany, New York 12240, phone (518) 485-7531, fax (518) 457-8452, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registrants will be given the opportunity to speak first, after which persons who have not preregistered may speak. The Commissioner's Charge to the Wage Board is available on the Wage Board page of the NYS Department of Labor's web site, or a copy can be requested using the contact information above.
Speakers are requested (but not required) to prepare their testimony in writing and to make 10 copies available at the hearing. Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes each. Written testimony will be accepted until June 3, 2009.
All attendees must bring photo ID with them to present to Building Security 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, large-print or Braille materials should so inform the Department when pre-registering, as far in advance of the hearing as possible.
If translation services are needed, please indicate what language when pre-registering, as far in advance of the hearing as possible.
Within five working days after the hearing, a video of the hearing will be available on the Department of Labor web site, www.labor.state.ny.us.
For further information, contact the NYS Department of Labor as instructed above.