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January 28, 2022

Your Steady & Wise Counsel – Personal Injury

| Lisa Coppola |
Helping people get the justice they deserve. The Coppola Firm Founder Lisa Coppola is a fierce advocate for anyone who has become profoundly injured. The team has decades of experience litigating complex, high-value person…

HR Alert: New Law Expanding Employee Protection from Retaliation Takes Effect Today

Labor Law § 740, commonly referred to as New York’s Whistleblower Law, historically has provided protection to employees who report their employer’s unsafe practices. Generally, employers are prohibited from ta…

I Got a Job Offer! Now Get a Lawyer!

Lots of resident physicians are getting employment offers, and that includes an employment contract! Physicians’ offices provide detailed terms about work expectations, requirements, and they lay out the terms for yo…

Free COVID-19 Home Tests

| Lisa Coppola |
Free at-home COVID-19 tests are now available for the asking. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has an easy-to-use website for ordering, which requires name and address only. You may choose to add your email a…

What Your Employees Need to Know About Masks

Lisa Coppola has an Employment Tip on what your employees need to know about masks. New York State Governor Hochul announced on January 1, 2022, that she is extending her executive order until February 1, 2022 that require…

FDA Commits to Allow Doctors to Prescribe Abortion Pills via Telemedicine Visits

| Lisa Coppola |
On December 16, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committed to a new policy that allows patients to receive abortion pills by mail. Prior FDA policy required patients to go in person to obtain the pills from a c…

Hr Alert: How Long Do My Employees Need to Isolate and Quarantine Now?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind, it seems. And the answer is:  It depends (how’s that for a lawyerly answer?). In general, the period to isolate and quarantine has been reduced from 10 days to 5 days…

HR Alert: HERO Act Workplace Safety Committee Proposed Regulations

If you’re an employer subject to the New York HERO Act (and if you’re a private employer in New York State, you probably are), you should start preparing to comply with the Department of Labor’s newly-released …

New Law Increases Insurance Company Transparency

As 2021 came to a close, New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill, called the Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act, which requires more transparency from insurance companies involved in litigation claims. Thi…

HR Alert: Required Workplace Monitoring Policy

In November, Governor Hochul signed into law an amendment to New York’s Civil Rights Law § 59 requiring all employers of whatever size (except the State or its political subdivisions) to give prior written notice if they i…
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