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September 30, 2020

HR Alert: NY Paid Sick Leave – Be In The Know!

New York’s new Paid Sick Leave law becomes effective today – September 30, 2020. What’s an employer to do with this? Well, we’ve got some practical – albeit preliminary – insights and guidance for you.

Wrongful Death – Who Can Sue and For What?

| Lisa Coppola |
Losing a loved one is always difficult. When a loved one dies sooner than they should have and someone else is at fault, then it’s even more difficult. In New York law, this is called wrongful death. A wrongful death actio…

HR Alert: Federal DOL Seeks to Provide More Clarity on Independent Contractors

On September 22, 2020, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new rule that would provide a test for determining whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contrac…

The Coppola Firm Announces 2 Super Lawyers

Coppola Firm founder, Lisa A. Coppola, Esq., was named a Super Lawyer for personal injury work and was ranked among the Top 25 female attorneys in Upstate New York in the 2020 Super Lawyers rankings. She has been named a S…

HR Alert: Double the Trouble, Double the Fun?

A Presidential Memorandum issued August 8th directed the Secretary of the Treasury to use his authority to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of the employee’s share of Social Security tax for employees gene…

Torts? A Personal Injury, Not a Cake

| Lisa Coppola |
If you’re like most people, when you hear the world “torte” you think of the many varieties of wonderfully delicious cakes. In the legal field, though, “torts” are something completely different. A tort is a civil wrong, d…

HR Alert: COVID-19 Changes to Federal Law

As we’ve written about before, the federal government’s worker-friendly legislative answer to the coronavirus was to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which became effective April 1, 2020…

HR Alert: New Public Employer Obligation in New York

| Lisa Coppola | , ,
On September 7, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation which requires public employers to create an operation plan in order to protect employees in the event another communicable disease-related public hea…

Buffalo Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

| Lisa Coppola |
We place our elderly loved ones in nursing homes with the assumption that they can be better taken care of there. Unfortunately, elder abuse and neglect is all too common in the United States. The National Center on Elder …

Why Are There So Many Accidents in the Summertime?

| Lisa Coppola |
Living in Western New York, you may imagine that wintertime would hold the record for the most number of car accidents. You might think that ice-covered roads, excessive wind, and cars covered in snow not properly cleared …
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