In a likely preview of a potential legal challenge, the Business Council of New York State has released their comments submitted to the New York Department of Labor. The organization objected to the wage board’s process for a whole litany of reasons including the improper impaneling of the board, the negative impact the recommendations will have on jobs and the employer community, the scope of employment covered, as well as the specific establishments covered by the recommendations. You can read the Council’s full comments here. The public comment period for the proposed $15 minimum wage for fast food workers has expired. Not covered by the public comment period is the New York state legislature and the state senate is wasting little time in bringing their comments to the forefront. Republican state Senator Jack Martins announced that the senate will hold a hearing on the issue by mid-September with a large focus of the hearing being on legality of the board.