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December 31, 2020

HR Alert: NY DOL Issues PSL Fact Sheets (Happy New Year!)

| Lisa Coppola |
On December 28, 2020, New York State Department of Labor (DOL) published several so-called fact sheets concerning the brand new Paid Sick Leave (PSL), which employees are able to use beginning January 1, 2021.  The fact sh…

Firm Founder Appointed to SBA Regulatory Fairness Board

Law firm founder and managing partner Lisa Coppola has been appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region 2 Regulatory Fairness Board by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards…

HR Alert: Can You Require Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published guidance about mandatory COVID-19 vaccines.  One main takeaway is that employers are permitted to require employees to be vaccinated agains…

Snow is Falling – Some Friendly Reminders

| Lisa Coppola |
There’s no doubt that 2020 has thrown us a lot of curveballs. One thing that hasn’t changed this year? Snow arriving in Western New York. Driving during snowy and icy conditions increases the risk of an accident. The best …

Construction Falls And New York Law

| Lisa Coppola |
Recovering as a result of a construction-related fall can be complicated, and that’s why hiring knowledgeable lawyers is a must.

HR Alert: More on New York’s Proposed Regs for Paid Sick Leave

NY’s Paid Sick Leave… what to do when your company’s ranks swell or contract. How is Paid Sick Leave calculated then? Read more to learn the answers.

HR Alert: New York Issues Proposed Regulations for Paid Sick Leave

We previously reported on New York’s enactment of Paid Sick Leave (“PSL”), for which accruals began on September 30, 2020 and become available for employees to use beginning January 1, 2021. More recently, we reported on t…

Slips, Trips & Falls – Common, but Potentially Deadly

| Lisa Coppola |
Sometimes these things are out of your control, like when you’re at a store or at work. These places have a duty to keep their premises safe. If you’ve fallen due on someone else’s property, they may be liable. Injuries fr…

There’s a Good Reason Toddlers Are Taught about Burns

| Lisa Coppola |
With Thanksgiving around the corner and turkey being put in the oven, on the grill or into a deep fryer, everyone should be careful about burns. It goes without saying that one of the first things we teach children as they…

From Numbered Phases to Colored Zones: What Closures Will Affect Your Business

| Lisa Coppola |
On November 9th, many parts of Erie County were designated a Yellow Zone, and on November 18th, most of Erie County became a COVID-19 Orange Zone. These new terms came with more COVID-19-centered guidelines, all enacted to…
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