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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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[...]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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