This Week in New York – For-Hire Vehicle Bills, Rezoning in Manhattan Neighborhood & Labor and Employment Conference Invitation 

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For-Hire Vehicle Bills & Rezoning in a Manhattan Neighborhood

This week the New York City Council held a stated meeting and passed several notable pieces of legislation. First, the Council approved a contentious package of bills to regulate the for-hire vehicle industry. The first bill puts a cap on the number of licenses issued to for-hire vehicles for one year while the city studies the impact of the industry as a whole. Another bill will create rules to determine the minimum payment amounts a driver will receive per ride and establish a minimum fare amount set forth by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). The legislation seeks to address low driver wages and improve traffic congestion. On Thursday, Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor de Blasio held a rally in Union Square Park to celebrate their victory. The Council also approved a rezoning in Manhattan's Inwood neighborhood following years of rigorous debate. The topic has been controversial with residents, citing fears of gentrification and displacement. Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez whose district includes Inwood, argued that the rezoning will bring jobs and affordable housing the area. The city has also pledged to invest $200 million dollars into the neighborhood.


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Labor and Employment Conference Invitation

On Thursday, September 13 all Cozen O’Connor clients are invited to participate in “New York City in 2018: An Update on Labor and Employment Issues Affecting Employers.” The conference is filled with a robust schedule of leading attorneys discussing important topics and issues facing employers. Please see below for details including a full agenda and RSVP information, or click here.

An Update on Labor and Employment Issues Affecting Employers

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Breakfast/Registration: 8:00 -- 8:30 a.m. Seminar and Lunch: 8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception: 5:00 -- 6:00 p.m.

Convene 780 Third Avenue Midtown East, Concourse Level 2 Hub Conference Room New York, NY 10017

Join Cozen O'Connor attorneys as we discuss hot labor and employment legal issues that in-house counsel, management, and HR professionals are facing in 2018.

Also featuring special speakers: Justin Mulaire, EEOC, New York District Office Richard Aborn, President, NYC Citizens Crime Commission

Topics include:

·         Employer Investigations and Considerations in the #MeToo Era -- Susan Eisenberg and Justin Mulaire

·         Restrictive Covenants in 2018: New Legislative Initiatives and Antitrust Enforcement --Jonathan Cavalier and David Reichenberg

·         Trump Administration Part 1: Updates from the NLRB and OSHA -- Robert Hawkins and John Ho

·         Managing Medical Issues with Employees: Medical Marijuana and Sick/Family Leave Laws --George Voegele and Sionne Rosenfeld

·         Live From New York, It's A Whole New Slate of Employment Regulations -- Michael Schmidt

·         Lunch Keynote Address: The Latest Cybersecurity Threats and Initiatives -- Richard Aborn

·         Evolving Issues in Discrimination Law: LGBTQ, Equal Pay and More --Julie Trester and Jennifer Queliz

·         Trump Administration Part 2: Latest Wage and Hour Trends -- David Barron and Jennifer Williams

·         In-House Counsel/Human Resources Roundtable: What is Keeping Us Up At Night 

·         Dusting Off Your Docs: Considerations for Your Handbooks, Separation and Confidentiality Agreements, and More -- Debbie Friedman

·         Trump Administration Part 3: Trending Immigration and Benefits Issues -- Jay Dorsch and Scott Bettridge



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Rose Christ

Co-Chair, New York Practice, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

(212) 883-2248

Katie Schwab

Co-Chair, New York Practice, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

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