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Jan 27, 2023

Union accuses Hickey Freeman of ‘stealing worker wages,’ company denies allegation

The union representing workers at Hickey Freeman is accusing the Rochester-based men's clothier of stealing workers' wages and shirking benefit obligations.

Mar 10, 2022

Court workers file lawsuit challenging vaccine mandate

A group of more than 100 New York State Court System workers has have filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations.

Nov 11, 2021

Judge orders mother to send daughters to public school

A judge has ordered a woman to enroll her two children in public schools after she decided to home school the children, against the wishes of her husband.

Nov 5, 2021

OSHA regulations likely to be challenged

As anticipated, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued regulations requiring workers at private companies with at least 100 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested weekly, but the rules are expected to be challenged in court. The OSHA emergency temporary standard for private employers was released Thursday and published Friday […]

Oct 28, 2021

Compassionate release request denied

A federal judge has denied a request for compassionate release from prison filed by an inmate who fears contracting the COVID-19 virus. Defendant Winsett Derrick Stubbs pleaded guilty in July 2018 to two counts of federal bank robbery. Stubbs was accused of an attempted robbery of the Chase Bank at 560 Monroe Ave., and robbery […]

Sep 15, 2021

Vaccine requirement lacks detail

President Joe Biden’s announcement last week that the federal government will require all workers at large companies to get the COVD-19 vaccine raised lots of questions but provided few answers. Biden said all companies with at least 100 workers will have to make sure all of their employees are fully vaccinated, or take weekly COVID […]

Jun 9, 2021

Judge denies inmate request for compassionate release over COVID-19 concerns

A federal judge has denied a prison inmate's request to be freed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 18, 2021

New York’s revised mask rules pose challenges

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Monday that the state’s mask mandate was being revised in accordance with federal recommendations was widely embraced, but still left many questions and confusion.

Mar 17, 2021

COVID-related rent issue addressed in state Supreme Court

A recent decision by a state Supreme Court Justice could have a significant impact on businesses struggling to pay rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a decision released March 9, Justice Daniel J. Doyle ruled that Flour City Bagels, located at 1601 Penfield Road in Penfield, must pay back rent to the landlord despite […]

Feb 25, 2021

Judge orders city to offer remote hearings

State Supreme Court Justice Ann Marie Taddeo has ordered city officials to offer remotely conducted hearings and depositions for individuals filing claims against the city until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The New York City law firm Roth & Roth LLP sued the city in December over the issue. City attorneys were insisting on in-person […]

Jan 29, 2021

Hockey groups sue New York state

A group of amateur hockey groups are suing New York state over prohibitions imposed to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Buffalo law firm HoganWillig filed the suit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state Department of Health and the Empire State Development Corp. challenging the “high risk” labeling and resulting limitations imposed by the […]

Jan 26, 2021

Virtual courts remain productive

New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said that, during the holiday-shortened week of Jan. 18, the state’s virtual courts conferenced and heard 19,633 matters; settled or disposed of 5,070 of those matters; and issued over 1,530 written decisions on motions and other undecided matters. In addition, 673 virtual bench trials and evidentiary hearings were […]

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