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What to Do in New York After You Slip and Fall in a Store

| Lisa Coppola |
According to the National Safety Council, falls account for approximately one-third of all preventable injuries, with over 6.8 million people suffering an injury from a fall in 2020 alone. Sometimes these falls are beyond …

HR Alert: AI Bill of Rights and What It Means

In recent months with the popularity of ChatGPT, artificial intelligence has become prominent in the news. This has raised concerns about AI services and how they’ll impact jobs, creativity, and intellectual property…

HR Alert: Mandatory NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

New York sexual harassment laws require each employer – no matter how large or small – to train its entire workforce on how to eliminate and avoid sexual harassment. This training must be completed annually, an…

HR Alert: Beware Antisemitism in the Workplace

A recent report from the Anti-Defamation League, published in March of 2023, found that antisemitic incidents increased 36% in 2022. Not only is this a harrowing statistic, it also serves as disappointing confirmation that…

HR Alert: There’s a New FMLA Poster

The United States Department of Labor, the DOL, has released an updated version of the Family and Medical Leave Act poster.  The new poster boasts a new color scheme and layout.  There are no new changes in the contents of…

HR Alert: Offensive Workplace Behavior under the National Labor Relations Act

If you’re a private employer with unionized employees, the past few years may have felt tumultuous. Whether you keep a watchful eye on changes in labor law or it all feels like a blur, a recent decision by the Nation…

HR Alert: The Hazy History of the Term Marijuana

Cannabis, weed, marijuana, ganja, dope, or pot.  All these vastly different words invoke the same image of a fragranced green flower bud.  To the blind eye, they’re interchangeable.  But there’s one that poses …

ChatGPT & Me: Are You Prepared to Address AI in the Workplace?

Change often is at odds with stability, and new advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are shaking things up. As many of you know by now, on November 30, 2022, OpenAI released a chatbot called ChatGPT. ChatGPT is an exam…

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way in New York?

| Lisa Coppola |
In 2014 alone, 485 car accidents involving pedestrians occurred in Erie County. While there can be variations in how these accidents occur, determining who had the right-of-way is one method of deciding who is at fault and…

HR Alert: New York Employers Have New Obligations to Breastfeeding Employees

If you’re a private employer in New York State, review your policies and procedures for nursing employees, because it’s likely time for an update. Come June 7, 2023, amendments to Section 206‑c of New York’s La…
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