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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 …

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…

Car Accident While Riding in an Uber?

| Lisa Coppola |
Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft are an affordable, convenient, and usually safe way to get around. However, just like riding in any car, there’s a chance that an accident could occur. In a lot of ways, the legal procee…

Google is Changing Its Policy, and It Affects You

Google Workspace, formerly known as G Suite, the name used for Google-related services like Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive, recently updated its policy regarding how long items that have been placed in the trash are …

Hunting Safety: Don’t Overlook The Basics!

| Lisa Coppola |
By now, summer is a distant memory. Shorter days, cool weather, and leaves on the ground are here. Some people will be sad about the changing seasons, but for New York hunters, these changes mark hunting season. With plent…

HR Alert: Sexual Harassment Statute of Limitations Lengthened in the Division of Human Rights

Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law several updates to the New York State Human Rights Law to strengthen protections against discrimination and harassment. For example: Domestic workers now are protected from …
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