What You Need to Know
June 2023
  • Unemployment Insurance Debit Card Update: In late June 2023, the Department of Labor will begin utilizing Conduent for debit card services. Customers currently receiving benefits via debit card will be automatically mailed a new card. While new funds will not be added to existing Key2Benefits Direct Payment Cards, these cards can still be used while there is a balance. See here for more information and FAQs.
  • DOL Small Business Tour: Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the launch of a new small business outreach effort, led by the New York State Department of Labor, to help connect entrepreneurs to no-cost supports and services. As part of this effort, representatives from DOL and other state agencies will be touring the state throughout June. Businesses can use this secure form to register to attend the tour.
  • Help Shape Transgender Employment Study: This Pride month, the Department of Labor is asking transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) New Yorkers to tell us about their employment experiences in New York State. Submit your comments in English or Spanish, through this secure form. 
  • Sexual Harassment Model Policy & Training: NYSDOL has finalized the state’s Sexual Harassment Model Policy, a template document that New York State provides to employers to help them comply with State laws and access state-of-the-art policies on sexual harassment and related topics to protect employees in the workplace. Access the new model policy and training resources.

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