Online Community

ASA Central

A dynamic online community for ASA members to exchange ideas and best practices, and connect with industry peers in their sector. Visit the site ›
Find Goods & Services

ASA Marketplace

This powerful online resource enables staffing companies to find and access industry supplier information, products and services. Visit the site ›
Daily Publication

Staffing Today Newsletter

Your #1 daily source for news about the workforce industry. With versions available to members and nonmembers. Visit the site ›
Health Care Reform

Affordable Care Act Resources for Staffing

Up-to-date news, resources, interactive tools, and more—all focused on helping ASA members comply with the ACA. Visit the site ›
Advertisers & Exhibitors

Staffing Industry Suppliers

ASA has numerous and diverse marketing opportunities available to help you reach the rapidly growing staffing industry. Visit the site ›
Exclusive Products

ASA Store

From certification packages and study guides to marketing tools and data reports, ASA resources add value to your business. Visit the site ›

Professors Say New York Governor Cuomo Can Hike Minimum Wage on His Own

Associated Press (06/05/12)

Progressive groups pushing for a minimum wage increase in the state of New York are citing comments by Yale and Fordham professors who argue that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s labor department already has the power to increase it. “It’s not a close call at all,” says professor Michael Wishnie of Yale Law School. He says New York and several other states have provisions of law to raise the minimum wage in the face of a changing economy that can be less costly, faster, and less political than setting wages through legislatures.

Cuomo says he supports increasing the wage to $8.50 from the current $7.25 an hour, but New York has never bumped it up for all workers without the state legislature’s consent. The state senate’s Republican majority flatly opposes the measure as a “job killer.” The regular legislative session ends June 21. New York has in the past used the law to raise the minimum for most if not all labor sectors individually, says professor Jennifer Gordon of Fordham University School of Law.