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JUST ASK: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island CEO Kelly Nevins says a new state statute requiring employers to provide a salary range upon a job applicant’s request will not only increase pay equity but save time for both employers and applicants. 
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R.I. employers must provide salary range for open positions upon request

Between poring over resumes and cover letters and multiple rounds of interviews, the job search process has often been likened to a job in...
THE SETTLEMENT of a lawsuit filed by three former Barrington teachers who lost their jobs for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccination on religious grounds will likely not set a precedent for similar cases, according to legal observers. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Fallout from settlement in Barrington COVID-19 vaccine lawsuit?

A recent settlement between Barrington Public Schools and three former teachers who were fired for refusing to get COVID-19 vaccinations will likely have little...
SKEPTICAL: Attorney ­Joshua Hawks-Ladds says he believes the Federal Trade Commission may modify its proposal to prohibit noncompete agreements so it doesn’t have such a sweeping effect.
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A lost clause? FTC may ban noncompete pacts

Thirty million people. That’s how many workers federal regulators say could find new jobs, increase their wages, or even start their own companies if...
A SPOT ON THE BENCH: William J. Trezvant was one of two people of color sworn in as state judges in January, but some argue Rhode Island hasn’t done nearly enough to diversify the judiciary. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Jury still out on effort to diversify R.I. judiciary

William J. Trezvant grew up surrounded by Black lawyers and judges, thanks to his dad’s leadership of the Newport chapter of the NAACP. Those early...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY CONFIRMED TUESDAY it will commence a land-use-based master plan in the next year. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU to offer R.I.’s first joint law, business degree program

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University will become the only school in Rhode Island to offer a joint degree program in law and business next...

Bailey and Kilpatrick join RWU School of Law board of...

BRISTOL – Earlier this month, the Roger Williams University School of Law announced it had welcomed Collin Bailey and J. Scott Kilpatrick to its...
MICHAEL J. YELNOSKY, who has served as Roger Williams University School of Law dean for four years to the week, along with public sector union leaders and other academics, comments on the local impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27 ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31. PBN FILE PHOTO / COURTESY JULIE BRIGIDI/OGGI PHOTOGRAPHY

In ‘insulated’ R.I., unions seen surviving court ruling

Paul A. Doughty, Local 799 Providence Firefighters union president, says he’s not concerned about possible membership drops or financial woes after a June 27...
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Uniform Bar Exam has pros and cons for R.I.

Recent adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam in Rhode Island has pros and cons for the local legal profession, say educators and partners at...

RWU remembers former president behind name change, law school

BRISTOL – Natale A. Sicuro, the Roger Williams College president who led the name change to Roger Williams University and helped launch the RWU...
ANTHONY J. SANTORO, professor, former president and founding dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, speaks during a ceremony dedicating a law school classroom in his name. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU School of Law classroom renamed for founding dean Anthony J....

BRISTOL – The name of professor Anthony J. Santoro, former Roger Williams University president and founding dean of its law school, will be emblazoned...
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