Governor & Legislative Leaders Announce 2021-2022 State Budget Agreement

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April 7, 2021 — The Governor and the Legislature agreed to the 2021-2022 State Budget yesterday afternoon. As of this update, the Senate has passed all the 2021-22 State Budget Bills, with the Assembly returning to session today to complete the passage process. The $212B package represents a jump in spending of $18B from last year’s […]

New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

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April 1, 2021 — Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into law, immediately legalizing the possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana for adults 21 and over and establishing a government agency that will regulate and license a retail industry that’s expected to raise hundreds of millions in tax revenue […]

Restaurant Relief Update

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March 8, 2021 — Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed the American Rescue Package, which includes $28.6 billion dedicated for restaurant relief to save restaurants, bars, and jobs. The Restaurant Relief Fund was enacted last month by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the New York City Hospitality Alliance. Below is a summary of the […]

Senator Schumer And Restaurant Relief

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February 22, 2021 — Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined the Executive Director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance Andrew Rigie and owner of Dirt Candy Amanda Cohen at a press conference to enact a dedicated Restaurant Relief Fund to help save countless restaurants, bars, and jobs. Below is a summary of the […]

New York to Receive $50 Billion in Biden’s Rescue Package

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February 12, 2021 — D.C. Update: More than $50 billion funding would be allocated to New York as part of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package that is being worked on in the House. Based on reports from House committees, highlights of the funding levels include the following: $12.6 billion in New York State […]

Restaurant Funding in President Biden’s Rescue Package

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February 8, 2021 — DHC’s Washington, D.C. office has been engaged with Members of Congress in both the House and Senate regarding the next federal stimulus package and are closely monitoring funding for restaurants. President Biden’s proposal for a $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief package currently includes a $25 billion grant program for struggling restaurants which Leader Schumer […]

President-Elect Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Virus Response

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January 15, 2021 — Last night, President-elect Joe Biden laid out a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan designed to both pump money into the economy and contain the coronavirus pandemic. Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” includes a wave of new spending, including more direct payments to households, an expansion of jobless benefits, more money for state […]

What U.S. Companies Should Know Regarding H1B Visas for the Next Fiscal Year

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January 13, 2021 — Now is when employers should determine their need for highly skilled and qualified workers for 2021, as this is a time-consuming and complicated process. DHC’s Of Counsel Joe Asir is skilled in preparing H1B petitions encompassing a wide variety of industries and occupations and will assist clients with filing H1B visas for the […]