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December 22, 2022

Driving at Dawn & Dusk – Strategies for Staying Safe

| Lisa Coppola |
Whether you’re driving with the sun in your eyes or in complete darkness, driving at dawn, dusk, and night time presents unique challenges for drivers. We at The Coppola Firm feel your pain, and we’re here to help as…

Adult Survivors Act Attorney

On November 10, 2022, famed movie director Paul Haggis was found liable for the 2013 rape of Haleigh Breest, a former publicist in the film industry. This civil lawsuit was filed in 2017 under the Victims of Gender-Motivat…

HR Alert: Effect In The Workplace Of The Speak Out Act

As of November 16, 2022, both the House and the Senate have passed the Speak Out Act (“the Act”). This legislation now awaits President Biden’s signature. The White House has expressed its support of the Act, and we’…

Is Your Sexual Assault Case Covered By The ASA?

| Lisa Coppola | ,
Between 2019 and 2021, there were 10,800 cases filed under the Child Victims Act which was a law that re-opened the statute of limitations for children who were sexually abused, sometimes many decades ago. Now there is the…

NY SED Issues Ruling on the Use of Native American Mascots.

| Lisa Coppola | ,
The New York State Education Department (SED) is requiring schools with Native American mascots to replace their mascots, team names, and logos by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. The ruling from SED was sent to all N…

If I Fall From A Ladder At Work Can I Sue?

| Lisa Coppola |
Every year, 22,710 people are injured from falling off of ladders. If you are in New York, you may be entitled to compensation if this happens to you. Most New York construction workers who are injured from ladder falls or…

HR Alert: New Requirements for Job Ads May Be Coming Soon

Attention employers and hiring managers:  Proposed New York State legislation will establish new requirements for what you must include in advertisements for job openings. What will this law require from employers and hiri…

HR Alert Election Day is Coming

As the 2022 elections on November 8th approach, it’s time for employers to brush up on New York’s laws regarding voting and paid time off to vote. Although there isn’t a federal law ensuring paid time off for employee voti…

Common Auto Accident Back Injuries

| Lisa Coppola |
Car accidents with injuries are, unfortunately, a common event in New York. Approximately 11,400 New Yorkers are rushed to the emergency room each month following a car accident. One thousand are hospitalized due to the se…

Time to Amend Your Employee Handbooks… Again.

Attention all employers and HR managers: a new law is on the books in New York State that could affect your sexual harassment policy. With the signing of new legislation effective July 14th, New York State Governor Kathy H…
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