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Dec 13, 2021

Law firm: Allegations against RCSD Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small unfounded

Allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation against Rochester City School District Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small are unsubstantiated, according to the law firm hired by the district to oversee the investigation.

Nov 5, 2021

NY’s paid family leave to include care for siblings starting in 2023

New York's paid family leave will be extended to include care for siblings starting in 2023, but other provisions of the law are essentially unchanged.

Aug 13, 2021

Many employers caught between the vaccine and a hard place

Vaccine mandates are becoming more popular among large corporations and small businesses alike. But one in five Americans remain vaccine-resistant. What is an employer to do? Luke Wright, a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP who practices in the area of labor and employment, said one of the questions clients are asking themselves and their […]

May 28, 2021

Pandemic drives professional services industry to use new hiring, retention strategies

Companies are rethinking their hiring practices post-COVID-19 and are implementing new strategies to attract top talent as job seekers shift some of their priorities moving forward. Mark Kovaleski, managing partner at Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP, says the firm has taken this time to revisit its hiring policies as businesses begin to navigate a […]

Nov 22, 2017

Transgender woman awarded $1M in discrimination lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1 million after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure. Jurors sided with former English professor Rachel Tudor on Monday, The Oklahoman newspaper reported. Her lawsuit alleged the university treated her differently than non-transgender professors, includin[...]

Sep 7, 2016

Cuomo signs changes to alcoholic beverage law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester Wednesday to sign legislation to modernize the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law and help announce a major expansion of Genesee Brewery. The changes to the law include: allowing bars and restaurants to sell alcohol before noon on Sundays; streamlining the permitting process; allowing wineries to fill growlers and let […]

Dec 18, 2015

Women out-earn men in corporate finance

Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren’t underpaid. Compensation for female chief financial officers at S&P 500 companies last year outpaced that of their male counterparts, according to an analysis by executive compensation firm Equilar and the Associated Press. It follows a similar trend seen […]

Dec 9, 2015

Law firm memo suggests bonuses will be flat

The Wall Street Journal is reporting an early sign that year-end bonuses at law firms will be flat this year. The newspaper says it reviewed an internal memo from the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in which it told its junior lawyers not to expect bonuses larger than they were last year. […]

Nov 30, 2015

No. 2 job at State Police goes to a woman

ALBANY — A woman will hold the No. 2 job at the New York State Police for the first time. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Monday that Patricia Groeber has been appointed first deputy superintendent at the State Police, making her the highest ranking woman in the division’s 98-year history. Groeber joined the State Police in […]

Nov 24, 2015

Alcoa to keep smelting plant open after NY offers incentives

ALBANY — Alcoa has backed off a plan to close its smelting operations in northern New York after the state agreed to a series of incentives, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering workers Tuesday. Under the terms of the agreement, the plant will remain open for at least 3 1/2 years. The state […]

Nov 11, 2015

Cuomo raising minimum wage for state employees

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined a throng of union workers and other supporters of a $15 minimum wage in lower Manhattan on Tuesday and formally announced he would be using his executive authority to make sure it went up for at least one group of workers — state employees. “This issue is very […]

Oct 20, 2015

Preliminary September unemployment rates released

The state’s private sector job count increased by 135,100 from September 2014 to September 2015, according to preliminary figures released Tuesday by the state Labor Department. In September 2015, the number of private sector jobs in the State was 7,821,700. The state’s private sector job count is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 New […]

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