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Employment Law

Jan 26, 2017

Commentary: ‘Don’t post that’ — Social media’s effects on the workplace

It seems like nowadays everyone has Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or all of the above. Social media has become an outlet for people to connect with people, post photos and express their opinions for the world to see. Although the First Amendment of the United States Constitution allows for freedom of speech, how far do the […]

Jan 19, 2017

Legal world awaits Trump’s impact

With President-elect Donald J. Trump assuming office on Friday, changes are coming to the legal world — it’s just a matter of when. Most prominently, an initial task for the new Republican commander-in-chief will be nominating a replacement for the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. His impact will intensify if he gets […]

Apr 8, 2014

Rochester considers ‘fairer’ employment law

Many qualified, skilled people are losing out on job opportunities because of past criminal convictions. The vast majority are not ex-prisoners or ex-felons, but people who have misdemeanor records for which they have done community service or probation and most likely committed while in their teens and early 20s, according to Valerie White-Whittick, mentor coordinator […]

Sep 1, 2010

Upcoming term packed with big cases

The U.S. Supreme Court begins its upcoming term with a docket full of cases important to litigators. Starting on Oct. 4, the justices will take on issues ranging from the ability to file suit in matters involving arbitration clauses or federal regulations, to retaliation and privacy issues in employment law, to major criminal law and civil rights questions.

Jul 13, 2010

Genetic info statute challenges are evolving

Employers may want to get to know a new statute named GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. The law went into effect in November and protects employees from discrimination based on genetic ...

May 27, 2010

NYSBA leery of MAP reform

A proposed workers’ compensation program touted by the state as a means to streamline some claims processes is drawing the ire of the New York State Bar Association.

May 26, 2010

Disparate impact case creates more confusion

Almost a year after ruling in Ricci v. DeStefano that an employer cannot simply ignore entrance exam results that exclude a large percentage of minority job applicants, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down another decision allowing a disparate impact claim to be brought by black applicants who say they were excluded based on the results of an application test.

Mar 12, 2010

Equal pay bill debate focuses on lawyers

At a U.S. Senate hearing on legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap, lawmakers, federal agents and experts spent much of the time discussing whether the bill would result in a flood of litigation ...

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