NEW YORK — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday. The report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America’s federal contracts should ...
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The state will partner with more than 100 private companies, led by Sematech and IBM, to launch the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the partnership Wednesday at the Rochester facility of SUNY College of ...Read More »
Lawyers say a June 26 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down President Obama’s 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board threatens to invalidate hundreds of rulings made over an 18-month period. But the ruling in ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Two years after a guidance warning employers against the overly-broad use of criminal background checks to screen potential new hires was issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is drawing renewed criticism from employers, business groups ...Read More »
The city of Rochester has taken the plunge in enacting legislation that would make it easier for job applicants who have a past criminal conviction to be considered for open positions without being rejected out of hand. Will other municipalities ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a dispute over the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s duty to try and settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers. The issue has riled business groups ...Read More »