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New York City Prohibits Discrimination Based on Unemployment

Article co-authored by Lew Clark and Meghan Hill. On March 13, 2013, over the objection of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Council overwhelmingly passed a new ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment based on an individual’s unemployment. The passage of the ordinance occurred after nearly one year of heated debate and will go into … Continue Reading

Employers Proceed with Caution During Unemployment Proceedings

As reported by the Department of Labor [pdf], the unemployment rate remains high.  Employees who lose their jobs cannot easily find a new job resulting in more individuals filing for unemployment compensation. Many employers desire to contest unemployment claims while keeping costs down by utilizing the company’s managers or human resources department to handle the unemployment proceedings.  However, in … Continue Reading