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Liability issues lurk in remote work environment

Liability issues related to remote work haven't really become an issue yet, but they are likely to start popping up. (depositphotos)

Working from home has become a necessity for a significant percentage of the workforce, but could employers be in for a workers’ compensation surprise in the near future? While lawyers who specialize in employer responsibilities and workers’ compensation cases can’t ...

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EEOC complaint at Brockport connected to diversity officer’s firing

The College at Brockport's Hartwell Hall. (Photo by Daniel Penfield)

An administrative assistant’s federal complaint against The College at Brockport over racial bias has become intertwined with the recent dismissal of Chief Diversity Officer Cephas Archie. The complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in late October 2019, but ...

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Sterling case highlights differences between arbitration, litigation

Former Kay store manager Heather Ballou, seen in Gulf Breeze, Fla., said while she was at a company meeting in 2005, a district manager promised to help transfer her to a better store if she had sex with him. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount

In the nine years since Marie “Micki” Wolf and nearly a dozen other women filed an arbitration case against Sterling Jewelers, she was barred from talking openly about her claims of pay disparities and gender discrimination. The rules for the ...

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M&T Bank sued over retirement plan

M&T Bank

A federal complaint that plaintiff’s counsel hopes to get certified as a class-action lawsuit was filed Sept. 1 against M&T Bank, which is based in Buffalo, and several connected financial institutions, claiming mismanagement of retirement accounts. The suit is the ...

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Whistleblower’s pro se effort lauded by experts

A Cayuga County man who spent almost eight years battling the state on his own in federal court ended up with a verdict giving him a fraction of what will likely be paid to the lawyer he hired to present ...

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Strong Memorial nurse wins ADA case against Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Hospital can be held liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act for rescinding a job offer to a deaf nurse by claiming that paying for a sign language interpreter was cost-prohibitive, a federal judge has ruled. Lauren Searls ...

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NY now prohibits discrimination based on gender identity

A new regulation protecting transgender New Yorkers from discrimination is taking effect. The change, which became effective on Wednesday, expands the state’s existing anti-discrimination rules to prohibit discrimination against a transgender person when it comes to jobs, loans, schools and ...

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New NY laws target sex trafficking, gender discrimination

New York state now has new laws that toughen the penalties for human trafficking, prohibit companies from paying workers less because of their gender, and allow more employees to file sexual harassment complaints. The laws took effect Tuesday. They were ...

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Settlement in discrimination claim against Niagara Co.

BUFFALO — A settlement has been reached in an upstate New York corrections officer’s discrimination claim against Niagara County. The United States sued the county in 2013, claiming it discriminated against Carisa Boddecker when it forced her to take a ...

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