Statement from Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt
Today’s announcement by the Commissioner of Labor is the wrong one. The push to lower the threshold to 40 hours per week, despite concerns raised by farmers and farm workers, is exactly what this labor board was planning all along. Their pledges to work with all parties involved in this matter were disingenuous, and today, they displayed that they had zero interest in working together.
Our family farmers are already struggling with skyrocketing inflation, high unemployment insurance taxes, and a severe worker shortage. This is one more burdensome mandate passed on by unelected bureaucrats that will cause more harm. Instead of working to make New York more affordable, One Party Rule continues to impose anti-business policies that drive up costs for our small businesses and family farms.