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2023 International Day of Education

| Lisa Coppola |
Today marks the fifth official observance of the International Day of Education. The theme for this year is “to invest in people, prioritize education.” On this day it’s important to remember the role of education in…

HR Alert: NY Pay Transparency Effective September 2023

Recently, Governor Hochul signed into law the pay transparency bill, now known as Labor Law § 194-b, which takes effect on September 17, 2023. To whom does this law apply?  The law applies to any person or company that emp…

HR Alert: Don’t Retaliate for Lawful Absences

In November 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law which amends New York Labor Law section 215. The new law goes into effect on February 18, 2023. The amendment provides that employers may not punish o…

HR Alert: COVID-19 Disability Info

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance today. It added information to clarify when COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Ac…

HR Alert: New COVID-19 OSHA Guidance

How Do I Identify What Areas At Work May Be Susceptible To An Increased Spread Of COVID-19? Now’s the time to attack those increased risks with a plan to reduce exposure – or if you’ve already done so, to…

HR Alert: Proposed FTC Rule Prohibits Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) made a splash yesterday, January 5, 2023, when it announced proposed rulemaking to eviscerate non-compete clauses in business. A non-compete clause is an agreement between a business an…

The Coppola Firm Welcomes David M. Goodman, Esq.

The Coppola Firm, which dates its roots back to 2015, has undergone tremendous growth in its seven years, continuing to to flourish, by putting its clients’ needs first. This week it welcomes its third partner, David M. Go…

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…

HR Alert: Minimum Wage Increases January 1st

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All New York employers should be ensuring their payroll processing reflects the updated minimum wage effective January 1, 2023. In upstate New York, including Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, the minimum wage will increas…

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…
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