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Human Resources

Aug 20, 2010

Men require equal protection, too

Whether it’s Jimmy Fallon’s male stage manager suing him because he was replaced by a woman or Michael Douglas’s character fighting for his professional life in the film “Disclosure,” more men are complaining about being victims of sexual discrimination and harassment.

Aug 13, 2010

Buffalo paid $2M to insure 152 dead workers

BUFFALO (AP) — An audit shows the city of Buffalo has paid nearly $2 million for health insurance for 152 deceased employees.

Aug 12, 2010

Some job-screening tactics could be challenged

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Companies using criminal records or bad credit reports to screen out job applicants might land afoul of anti-discrimination laws as the government steps up scrutiny of hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics.

Jan 26, 2010

On The Move

The law firm of Fix Spindelman Brovitz & Goldman PC announced that Jordan E. Morgenstern recently became a partner of the firm. His legal practice is focused around representing buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of multi-family properties, industrial buildings, retail development and vacant land. Goldberg Segalla LLP partner Joseph M. Hanna will […]

Jan 20, 2010

Docs decline area job offers

Even with a strong demand for physicians in the Rochester area, local health care experts say recruiting them can be like pulling teeth. A recent survey conducted by the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and Monroe County Medical Society found that in the next 10 years there is likely to be a shortage of physicians […]

Jan 12, 2010

On The Move

The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP announced that Ellen P. Lynch and Kelly A. Pronti recently became partners of the firm. Lynch focuses her labor practice on providing counsel to public and private sector employers in all areas of labor relations and employment law. Pronti focuses her real estate, land use and […]

Dec 23, 2009

Hiring≠ New forms required

A recent amendment to the New York State Labor Law adds one more step to the hiring process, requiring employers to notify new hires in writing of their wage rate, regular pay day and overtime pay rate. Employers previously were not required to put any of that information in writing, up-front. Amended Labor Law §195(1), […]

Dec 22, 2009

Renzi, DeMarco sworn

Seventh Judicial District Judge Thomas Van Strydonck served as master of ceremonies Monday afternoon, when the oath of office was administered to New York State Supreme Court Justice Alexander R. Renzi and Monroe County Judge John L. DeMarco. Members of the bench and bar filled the ceremonial courtroom on the fourth floor of the Hall […]

Dec 22, 2009

Long-time Sweden justice dies

Sweden Town Justice William J. Cody died Dec. 17, less than a month after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 57. An estimated 300 people attended his calling hours Sunday at the Fowler Funeral Home in Brockport. A score of town and village justices paid their respects, including several black-robed magistrates who stood by the […]

Dec 22, 2009

On The Move

The law firm of Harris Beach PLLC recently announced that Kevin W. Tompsett of Avon was elected to partnership, effective Jan. 1. Tompsett practices in the financial restructuring, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and collections law practice groups, and focuses his practice on advising and representing individual and corporate lenders on issues of financial restructuring, bankruptcy [&helli[...]

Dec 9, 2009

Hurlbutt stepping down

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Senior Associate Justice Robert G. Hurlbutt will take the bench for the last time today. Justice Hurlbutt, 70, has served on the appellate court for 10 years. “He has authored more complex and noteworthy decisions during his time on that court than any other member,” Appellate Division, Fourth Department Presiding Justice […]

Dec 8, 2009

Western New York On The Move

The law firm of Hiscock & Barclay LLP recently re-elected John Langan to his fourth term as managing partner. The firm also re-elected Gerald Stack as managing director of the firm’s Syracuse office, where he also will serve with Langan on the Management Committee. The law firm of Boylan, Brown, Code, Vigdor & Wilson LLP […]

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