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Jul 3, 2014

Taking a wait-and-see approach to Ban the Box

The city of Rochester has taken the plunge in enacting legislation that would make it easier for job applicants who have a past criminal conviction to be considered for open positions without being rejected out of hand. Will other municipalities follow suit? Perhaps in the future, but time will tell. The city’s Ban the Box […]

Aug 28, 2013

Labor rules to boost employment for vets

WASHINGTON — Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations. The rules, announced Tuesday by the Labor Department, will require most government contractors to set a goal of having disabled workers make up at least 7 percent of their employees. The […]

Nov 28, 2012

Fourth Department — Employment: Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System, Inc. v. Amalgamated Transit Local Union 1342

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Employment Void — Collective Bargaining Agreement Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System, Inc. v. Amalgamated Transit Local Union 1342 CA 12-00679 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The petitioner and respondent were parties to a series of successive collective bargaining agreements governing the terms and conditions of employment of bargain[...]

Aug 7, 2012

US employers post the most jobs in 4 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from 3.7 million in May. That’s the most since July 2008. Layoffs also fell. The data […]

Jun 7, 2012

Cornell program aims to help ex-prisoners secure employment

Finding a job in this economy is hard enough for people without a criminal conviction, but for the hundreds of thousands of people released from federal and state prisons in the U.S. each year, it’s nearly impossible once personnel departments see a conviction on a background check. According to Fedcap, a New York City-based nonprofit […]

May 10, 2012

Ruling could open door to transgender gay bias claims

The recent ruling from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holding that transgendered workers can bring employment bias claims under Title VII is a “game changer” in employment discrimination law, and could lead to claims under the act based on sexual orientation. “It is without a doubt a watershed moment,” said Shannon P. Minter, legal director […]

Apr 4, 2012

Using temp jobs to find full-time work

Like many people during the Great Recession, the young woman from Queens was struggling professionally. She’d left school because the tuition was burdensome and because her family needed full-time income. So, counter intuitively, the Gloria K. Business Center found her a temp job. A number of them, actually. She was personable, respectful and professional, according […]

Mar 13, 2012

Cuomo: 25,000 NYers hired via ‘Jobs Express’

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says more than 25,000 New Yorkers have landed jobs in the last four months through the innovative “Jobs Express” website. The state website compiles employment openings in the state jobs bank by region and type of work. Businesses can post openings for free. The state website allows job hunters to […]

Feb 16, 2012

Seibold Security to increase sales force

Seibold Security, a leading provider of security systems and bank/credit union operations equipment and service, is expanding its employment base in Rochester and other areas of the state. The move is to keep up with increasing demand for their products and services. Seibold also recently completed sales of more than 24 new ATM units to […]

Dec 20, 2011

Rochester continues to add to job numbers

The Rochester area continues to outpace the state and nation in terms of employment and job growth. For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate for the Rochester Metropolitan Area was below 7 percent, coming in at 6.9 percent for November. That compares to 7.7 percent in November 2010, according to figures released […]

Nov 7, 2011

Retaliation plaintiff can’t show adverse action

A Title VII retaliation plaintiff could not show that he suffered adverse employment actions after complaining about same-sex harassment by a supervisor, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in affirming a judgment vacating a jury’s award of $500,000 in punitive damages, Tepperwien v. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., no. 10-1425-cv (Oct. 31). […]

Aug 22, 2011

Ex-offenders in need of employment assistance

As the Judicial Process Commission’s Legal Action Project Director Susan Porter noted, the unemployment rate may be high for the population as a whole, but for those convicted of a crime the unemployment figures are closer to 30 percent.

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