WASHINGTON — Service firms that employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force expanded at a slightly faster pace in August. But the sector remains too weak to help an economy that is barely growing and struggling to create jobs.Read More »
NLRB Mixed decisions in social media cases
Recent investigations by the National Labor Relations Board have resulted in a mixed bag for employers and workers in cases involving the use of the social media, according to a report by the agency’s acting general counsel.
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NLRB issues final rule on workplace notices
The National Labor Relations Board has issued its final rule requiring most employers to post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
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New rule requires union rights posters at work
The National Labor Relations Board has approved a new rule that requires private employers to display posters that tell workers about their right to form a union.
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Rochester area among lowest unemployment in NY
Unemployment levels in the Rochester area are lower than the state and national averages.
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Ex-offenders in need of employment assistance
As the Judicial Process Commission’s Legal Action Project Director Susan Porter noted, the unemployment rate may be high for the population as a whole, but for those convicted of a crime the unemployment figures are closer to 30 percent.
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Job applicant can’t sue for FLSA retaliation
A job applicant couldn’t sue for retaliation on the basis that she was denied a position because she pursued federal wage and hour claims against a former employer, the 4th Circuit has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
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Schumer pushing for high-tech jobs
At a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a new Moser Baer high-tech OLED lighting manufacturing facility, Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced a new effort to have the Department of Defense invest in the area.
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Rochester continues to lead New York state in job gains
The Rochester region continues to outperform the state and nation in terms of job growth. Private sector employment is up 11,200 jobs over 2010, according to statistics released Thursday by the New York State Department of Labor.
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NY man, 61, suing over skimpy lifeguard trunks
LONG BEACH — A 61-year-old New York man says he lost his job as a lifeguard when he refused to wear skimpy swim trunks for the annual swim test. Roy Lester tells the New York Daily News he was forced out of the job ...Read More »
Schumer: Feds should pick up unemployment interest
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, states were permitted to borrow money, interest free, to finance their increasing unemployment programs during the Great Recession. Congress, however, did not include an extension ...
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Frankel calls for end to special counsel position
Brighton Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel is calling for the elimination of the post of special counsel to County Executive Maggie Brooks. Frankel, a Democrat who has been town supervisor for nearly 20 years ...
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