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Since 1948, the ILR School has worked with NYC policymakers, businesses, worker organizations, not-for-profits, and community groups to improve the workplace. Today, we continue to provide educational services, research, and guidance for addressing employment challenges – including the new realities created by the COVID-19 pandemic – facing NYC, New York State, and the world. 

 

ILR in NYC Stories

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As part of the NYC community, the work and research of the ILR faculty, staff, and students focus on NYC workplace and employment issues.  Check out some of our latest projects.

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Return to Work: NYC Human Rights Law & Reasonable Accommodations

CLE Webinar on Dec. 9, 2021
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Return to Work: NYC Human Rights Law & Reasonable Accommodations

The Future of Real Estate in NYC

Hear some of the most prominent voices in NYC real estate and labor discuss how government policy decisions over the coming months will have major impacts on the future of real estate.
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The Future of Real Estate in NYC

Video: Palmer v Amazon A Case Study In A Pandemic

Esta Bigler, from our Labor and Employment Law program, hosted a detailed panel discussion that explores the lawsuit Palmer v. Amazon, which covers the vital topics of health and safety at work in the time of COVID-19.
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Video: Palmer v Amazon A Case Study In A Pandemic

Video: COVID-19: Permanent Impact on Public Sector Workforce

Esta Bigler, director of ILR's Labor and Employment Law program, hosted a webinar to talk about workforce changes from the pandemic which will outlast immediate reopening.
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Video: COVID-19: Permanent Impact on Public Sector Workforce

Collaboration With Weill

ILR Associate Dean of Outreach Ariel Avgar is working with faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine to research the working conditions of low-wage frontline health care professionals in New York to assess the impact on patient care.
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Collaboration With Weill

ILR's Avgar's Study Finds Training Benefits Home-Care Workers

ILR's Avgar's Study Finds Training Benefits Home-Care Workers
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ILR's Avgar's Study Finds Training Benefits Home-Care Workers

Return to Work: NYC Human Rights Law & Reasonable Accommodations

CLE Webinar on Dec. 9, 2021
Cover image for the 2019 Q3 ECI commentary
Return to Work: NYC Human Rights Law & Reasonable Accommodations

Training and Education

ILR offers professional development education and a master's degree program for people and organizations in NYC.  All of our programs are currently offered virtually. Follow the links to explore upcoming offerings.

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Professional Education
Find out more about our professional education
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Find out more about our professional education
Master of Professional Studies (MPS), NYC
Find out about our MPS in NYC
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Find out about our MPS in NYC

Bob Hoyt '96

Alex Colvin spoke with Bob Hoyt about the effects of the pandemic on financial services and banking firms.
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Bob Hoyt '96

Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker to understand pandemic patterns

Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker as an interactive mapping tool to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on New York State.
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Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker to understand pandemic patterns

Working with a Disability during COVID-19: Providing Additional Accommodations

During the pandemic, both employers and employees may need to be more creative and flexible as they work together to respond to requests for altered or additional accommodations.
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Working with a Disability during COVID-19: Providing Additional Accommodations

Student Interns

ILR students work as interns and research fellows with organizations in NYC. Their projects and research provide organizations with valuable assistance, and the internships give ILR students critical real-life experiences for their future education and work life. For information on how to have ILR students work with you:

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Shadowing and Short-Term Projects

ILR Career Services offers terrific opportunities for employers to support ILR students' career interests while increasing their brand presence on campus.

See current short-term opportunities
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See current short-term opportunities
ILR Credit Interns

ILR Internships offer sponsors an opportunity to have students work for a full semester and earn credit.

Learn how to request an ILR intern
Learn how to request an ILR intern

NYC 2021 Elections

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Congratulations to the newly elected leaders who will direct the economic and social equity revival of NYC and the industries and jobs that make the City a cultural and financial center.

  • Mayor-elect Eric Adams

  • Public Advocate Jumaane Williams

  • Comptroller-elect Brad Lander