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Tag Archives: Employment Law

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 ...

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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.

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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.

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