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Human Resources

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 […]

Sep 27, 2019

Western New York lifestyle helps attract legal talent in a tight job market

One of the best recruiting tools for Western New York law firms might be spending a few years at a big city firm. Rochester and Buffalo law firms rarely compete with the largest big city firms for top-tier students. But after a few years of earning lots of money and getting excellent training in Chicago, […]

Jun 30, 2017

Trump’s crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?

NEW YORK (AP) — If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he’d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say. And if he were to look for a job, the experts say, these and past tweets would raise red flags for companies […]

Dec 29, 2014

Alcott HR opens local office

Alcott HR, a provider of human resources outsourcing solutions, announced that it will open a new Rochester office in January 2015. According to John Bradley, Alcott HR’s vice president of Western New York: “The Rochester office will enable us to serve businesses seeking high-quality HR services throughout the area, from Rochester to Albany and the […]

Mar 19, 2014

Speaker to discuss workforce diversity

The Workforce Diversity Network will present a half-day seminar April 1 featuring Joe Gerstandt, a nationally known advocate for diversity and inclusion. The seminar will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Rochester Institute of Technology Campus Center, Building 3, Room 2610. Parking is free. Participants can purchase tickets and register online at […]

Mar 4, 2013

Growing push to halt workplace bullying

WASHINGTON — Margaret Fiester is no shrinking violet, but she says working for her former boss was a nightmare. One day I didn’t do something right and she actually laid her hands on me and got up in my face and started yelling, ‘Why did you do that?'” said Fiester, who worked as a legal […]

Sep 7, 2011

Human resource conference in October

The Genesee Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will host its third annual “HRochester Conference and Legislative Luncheon” on Oct. 6. The speaker is Jody Thompson, author ...

Jun 28, 2011

Schneiderman names anti-corruption officer

BUFFALO — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has put a public integrity officer in his western New York regional office. The attorney general says Tuesday the appointment is part of his efforts to restore confidence in the public sector.

Sep 14, 2010

Buffalo HR company opens Rochester branch

After 15 years of conducting business from its Buffalo headquarters, Employer Services Corp. is opening a branch in Rochester. The human resources outsourcing company ...

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