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Report: Women business owners face gender gap

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 & ...

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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

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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It’s business suits versus lawsuits

When dealing with dress codes, the type of suits businesses do not want employees considering are lawsuits. Dress codes can bring up so many sensitive issues and enforcing them can open an employer to risks, labor and employment attorney Paul ...

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NLRB ruling spurs concerns of bottleneck

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 ...

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EEOC guidance attracts renewed scrutiny

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 ...

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US companies post most jobs in 7 years in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year’s strong hiring trend is likely to continue. More Americans also quit their jobs, a good sign ...

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Pregnancy discrimination case on tap

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the pregnancy discrimination claims of a package delivery driver for UPS who was refused a light duty assignment so she could continue working while pregnant. UPS driver Peggy Young lost ...

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College Town job fair scheduled

The College Town Rochester development team will host a series of job fairs for the many new businesses expected to open when construction of the 500,000-square-foot development project is complete this fall. The first will be from 3 to 7 ...

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