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Laurie Berke-Weiss Honored by Cornell University

On October 21, 2017, Laurie Berke-Weiss was honored to be awarded the Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award from Cornell University. Established in 1994 by the Board of Trustees Committee on Alumni Affairs, this prestigious award honors alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service through long-term volunteer activities and leadership within Cornell’s various alumni organizations.

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Alex Berke
Salary History Law Goes Into Effect in New York City

On October 31, 2017, New York City’s salary history “ban” went into effect.  The law, which amends the New York City Human Rights Law, prohibits prospective employers (as well as their agents and employees, and employment agencies) from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history, or relying on an applicant’s salary history to make decisions about the applicant’s salary, benefits, or other compensation. 

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