FoodKeeper is a new app designed by the USDA to help consumers prevent food waste, save money, and ensure food safety. Now available on Android or Apple. More information is available in this FoodSafety.gov blog article announcing the apps release on April 1, 2015: http://www.foodsafety.gov/blog/2015/04/FoodKeeper-application.html
In April 2016, Governor Cuomo signed a bill which will guarantee 12 weeks of partially paid family leave for NY State workers, to take full effect of 67% salary by 2021. This legislation also raises the minimum wage to $15 over the next several years. It’s important to note that family leave provides for paid leave for the care of a new child as well as any family member needing care. Let’s hope this sets a precedent for other states to join CA, WA, RI, NJ, D.C., and now NY in securing family and medical leave benefits.
Read more: Victory for New York State Families at www.governer.ny.gov