FAB Biz Blast – Jan 2022

The top of a new year always brings the enactment of new legislation, on both the city and state levels. This year, there are a number of new laws that involve the workplace, like the requirement to include minimum and maximum starting salaries in New York City job postings. New York State Paid Family Leave allows employees to take off up to 12 weeks to take care of a new child or sick family member. Starting in 2022, employees will now receive 67% of their average weekly salary with the maximum weekly benefit being $1,068.

There are also several laws now in effect that protect food delivery workers, including a minimum payment for each delivery, and a requirement for restaurants to allow workers to use their bathrooms. Beginning in May, statewide, employers will have to tell their employees if they are being monitored, and how (for example, via email, phone, and internet usage). Read a roundup of important law changes, here.


Don’t forget: the Key to NYC Vaccine Mandate is in effect and requires that people 12 and older participating in public indoor activities are now required to show proof of vaccination (two vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Starting January 29, 2022, children ages 5 to 11 must also show proof of full vaccination. Also, as of December 27, workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

Go here for full mandate information and links to signage you can print to post in your establishment.


Through an arrangement with the City, Zeel Health can administer Moderna 1st, 2nd, and booster vaccinations at your bar, restaurant, or club location. To arrange a visit, there must be a minimum of 10 people for vaccination, and they all must be residents of NYC, aged 18 and older.

If you’re interested in bringing vaccination services to your business location, click here to fill out the form.
We still have more PPE supplies, including KN95 masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. Contact the FAB FULTON office if you would like to secure supplies for your staff and employees. Send a note to contactus@faballiance.org and we will drop some off to you.
It’s the perfect time to revamp your look online, and NYC Small Business Network (NYCSBN) can help! Get a professionally-designed website or e-commerce site; try something new with your social media feeds; introduce a new platform to your marketing mix, or get search engine optimization (SEO) to increase your chances of being found online. NYCSBN can provide personalized guidance & resources for your business, for FREE! Learn more here.
Right before the turn of the new year, Crystal Hudson was sworn in as the new District 35 Councilmember, representing Brooklyn neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and parts of Crown Heights & Bed-Stuy.

We look forward to connecting with Councilmember Hudson and introducing her to the many great businesses in the FAB FULTON area. You, too, can connect with her, by reaching out through her “Coffee With Crystal” program. Her office is now fielding RSVPs in which you can join Crystal for a cup of coffee (or tea!) to connect and share ideas about what you want to see happen in the 35th District. Sign up here! (And follow her on Instagram!)

The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB FULTON) is a non-profit organization that advocates for and collaborates with small businesses and property owners along Fulton Street in Brooklyn’s neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill to maintain a safe, clean, and welcoming community while securing resources and partnerships for initiatives that enhance and promote the district.

This post contains links to the articles and information referenced in our latest FAB BIZ BLAST email communication. You can subscribe to future newsletters; sign up here for the FAB FULTON BIZ BLAST to get the latest information and resources for FAB FULTON Businesses!