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May 28, 2020

Motorcycle Accidents – Don’t Ride through Your Claim Alone

| Lisa Coppola |
Spring in Western New York was not sure if it wanted to come this year, but now with the sun shining and warm weather finally here, you’re probably ready to get on your bike and feel the breeze in your face again. Un…

HR Alert: Commission Sales & Overtime in A Retail Establishment

Employers in the retail space long have struggled to determine whether their business is considered a “retail or service” establishment according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. This important dis…

I was injured – should COVID stop me from contacting a lawyer?

| Lisa Coppola |
While there’s been a drop in cars on the road — and therefore fewer car accidents — people are still getting hurt in accidents. Whether a trip and fall, ATV, bicycle, motorcycle, car or work site accident…

Western New York Welcomes Phase 1

Governor Cuomo has confirmed that the Western New York region is set to begin re-opening effective May 19, 2020. This begins Phase One of the COVID-19 re-opening process. These industries are entitled to re-open so long as…

HR Alert: The EEOC Provides Guidance on the Intersection between COVID-19 and EEO Laws

As workplaces plan to re-open, employers should heed new COVID-19 related guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As the guidance makes clear, responding to COVID-19 is ripe with potential to run …

Businesses Beware! PPP Money Isn’t Free Money.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. In today’s post we’re covering important considerations about using (and possibly returning) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds which is part of the federal government…

HR Alert: How To Respond To Employees Who Can’t Return To Work Because Their Child’s School Or Place Of Care Is Closed

As companies begin to develop plans for the safe return of their workers, we’re hearing one question asked again and again:  What happens if a business reopens but an employee cannot return to work because she has a child …

Erin Ewell Joins ASI Board of Directors

Attorney Erin K. Ewell of The Coppola Firm has been installed as a board member of the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI). ASI acts as a resource hub for the region’s arts community, connecting artists with…

What You Need To Know About The New Title IX Regulations

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released its final rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
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