The tip situation at Starbucks is a bit ajar.
Starbucks baristas in New York have banded together to fight a company policy that forces them to share their tips with higher-salaried employees, such as assistant managers and shift supervisors.
“This case goes way beyond Starbucks—this would be a huge win for the restaurant industry in Read More
On Wednesday, Albany will host the start of a closing chapter in the saga of Atlantic Yards, the mammoth $4.9 billion housing, office and sports arena development proposed to rise near downtown Brooklyn.
Six years since the project was first publicly announced, opponents of the plan are slated to argue their case against eminent Read More
ALBANY—The seven judges of the State Court of Appeals peppered attorneys for David Paterson and Dean Skelos with questions as they argued the constitutionality of Richard Ravitch's appointment as lieutenant governor.
On of the lighter comments came from Judge Robert Smith, as he parsed an argument made by Paterson that Skelos did not Read More
ALBANY—Jonathan Lippman is a smart guy, no question. But what might have put him over the top?
Standing next to Lippman as he accepted the governor's nomination to be the next chief judge of the Court of Appeals was Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The two speak in the same manner of Read More
ALBANY—The governor's office just put out a press release making official the widely reported nomination of Jonathan Lippman to be Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.
He will announce the appointment at a press conference at 10:30 a.m., to be webcast here.
Here's the text of his release:
GOVERNOR Read More
ALBANY—There's less than a week left before David Paterson is required to make his pick for chief judge of the Court of Appeals, and despite making noise earlier about seeking options for a new slate of candidates (he was upset there are no women on the current list) said last Friday that he would Read More
ALBANY—With a list of seven candidates, none of whom are traveling the state or giving interviews, the coming appointment of the state's top judge might, on its face, be a simpler prospect for David Paterson than the circus surrounding the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.
And this appointment has a Read More
ALBANY—The state's highest court has moved to suspend Nora Anderson, who was elected as a Surrogate judge in November.
The move comes three days before Anderson would have started to hear cases. be sworn in. She was already the subject of a hearing by the Commission on Judicial Conduct related to a Read More
ALBANY—After being publicly called out by David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo for overseeing a process that yielded seven men for the head judge's spot on the Court of Appeals, the chairman of the Commission on Judicial Nomination wrote that his nomination process was transparent and thorough.
"This chief judge vacancy was Read More
GENEVA—An organization of Latino lawyers is lining up against the Commission on Judicial Nomination's latest round of nominees for chief judge of the Court of Appeals, even as the state's largest group of lawyers stood behind the process and David Paterson, despite protesting the lack of diversity in the current list, appears Read More