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Public Notice: Wage Board Meeting to be held September 18, 2009

Albany, NY (September 14, 2009) - The Wage Board appointed by State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith will meet on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 9:00 AM. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to vote on a report and recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor concerning changes to the regulations governing wages and tips paid to workers in the restaurant and hotel industries. The meeting will be held at two locations simultaneously, by videoconference:

(1) the New York State Department of Labor, Building 12, State Office Building Campus, Albany, NY 12240, and

(2) the New York State Department of Labor, Commissioner’s Conference Room, 7th floor, 75 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.

The meeting is open to members of the public at both locations; however, no public testimony will be taken at the meeting. Public testimony was previously taken at three public hearings held in May and in writing through June 3.

The existing regulations are contained in the Minimum Wage Orders for the Restaurant and Hotel Industries, Parts 137 and 138 of Title 12 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of New York State.

For further information, contact or Jean Lindholm at 518-485-7531.