NYS Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon
NYS Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon presents Esta R. Bigler, Chairperson of the NYS Apprenticeship and Training Council, a proclamation by Governor Kathy Hochul declaring November as NYS Apprenticeship Month. Ms. Bigler was recently reappointed as Chairperson of the Council by Gov. Hochul.
Cannabis and the Workplace
The New York State Cannabis Workforce Initiative is a collaboration between the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and the Workforce Development Institute. Our mission is to promote and support social equity in the adult-use cannabis market by providing quality workforce development and legal education. Our work, supported in part by a state budget appropriation, prioritizes diversity, equity, and quality jobs in the emerging cannabis industry through skills training, entrepreneurism services, workforce supports, legal education for employees and employers, and the development of high-road career pathways.
To learn more about our work,
go to the Cannabis Workforce Initiative at www.cannabisworkforce.org.
Education and TrainingLegal Education
The Labor and Employment Law Program offers multi-perspective forums and conferences that address current legal topics affecting the workplace.
The Title VII Class Action Consent Decree Repository contains unedited full text decrees and allows searching by specific clauses. The database is free and open to the public and includes consent decrees negotiated in Title VII race and sex discrimination class action lawsuits.
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- Director, Labor and Employment Law Programs, ILR School
Esta Bigler, Esq., as Director of Cornell University ILR’s Labor and Employment Law Program, uses her extensive background in labor and employment law to convene conferences and forums studying the
- Associate Director, ILR Cannabis Workforce Initiative