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Operating in New York? What you need to know about Wage Theft Prevention Act
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With all the wage and hour class action litigation throughout the country, most employers with operations in a variety of states cannot help but be aware that careful compliance in this area is very important — and mistakes ever more costly. In addition to the recent enforcement initiatives announced by the U.S. Department of Labor and the many private lawsuits spreading like wildfire, an increasing number of states now are getting in on the act — in many cases, adopting legislation that provides additional ammunition for private litigants. New York's recent Wage Theft Prevention Act is one such law. If you have not already, prudent employers with operations in New York should take notice. More

Survey finds majority of employers plan raises in 2011
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In a sign of improving conditions and confidence, 86 percent of the employers participating in the Rochester Business Alliance's annual Rochester Area Pay Trends Survey say they are planning increases for some or all employees in 2011. That's up from 62 percent a year earlier. On the flip side, only 11 percent said they were projecting a wage freeze of pay reductions in the coming year, down from 38 percent a year ago. More

Ann Cates: Labor sector improving
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Listen to the latest money news from Ann Cates, who says the labor sector seems to be improving. More

New York Assembly: Time to end wage discrimination
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Assembly Democrats who support legislation to end wage discrimination are pointing out the average salary for full-time working women in New York is $8,590 less per year than for men, a $22 billion difference annually. The Assembly recently passed bills that would make it a discriminatory practice to compensate men and women differently for comparable work; make it unlawful to discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, race or national origin; and require that public employees be paid equally for work of comparable value. More

A peak in the job market?
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Although there have been six consecutive months of job growth and unemployment declined to a two-year low in March, the job outlook may not be as positive in the coming months. Among employers surveyed for the latest edition of The Conference Board Confidence Index, there is a notable decrease in job growth expectancy over the next six months, decreasing from 19.6 percent to 17.5 percent compared to the previous month. More

Cuomo vows to revive upstate New York
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Speaking at the Democratic Rural Conference in Schenectady, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to improve the economy of upstate New York, saying he's "sick and tired" of listening to the troubles of region without finding solutions. The first-year governor said his administration will work on economic development and lower taxes and regulations that are an impediment to upstate's revival. More

Connecticut's Mohegan Sun in partnership with New York hotel to build gambling resort in Catskills
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A Connecticut casino and resort and a New York developer will develop a gambling and racing resort intended to revive a Catskill Mountain destination. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, parent of the Mohegan Sun in eastern Connecticut and Pocono Downs in Plains Township, Pa., and Concord Associates will develop a $600 million project to rebuild at the site of the Concord Hotel, once one of the most popular destinations in the Borscht Belt. Ground will be broken on the 116-acre site in June, and the resort, in Thompson, N.Y., is expected to open by 2013. More

First Niagara to hire 500 people in upstate New York
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First Niagara Financial Group has been on a tear in recent months, beefing up its presence in neighboring states. Now the Buffalo-based banking chain plans to beef up closer to home during the next five years as it adds 500 jobs across upstate New York. More

Social networking changing the landscape for US job seekers
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Almost 1 in 5 people surveyed from the United States go online in their hunt for work, but many are growing nervous about the potential career fallout from personal content on social networking sites, according to new survey results. More
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