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Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

The Coppola Firm is honored that three Firm attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lisa A. Coppola, Founder and Managing Partner David G. Brock, Senior…

New York Regs Support Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

The New York Department of Financial Services, otherwise known as the DFS, supervises and regulates the activities of about 3,000 banks and related financial institutions. The DFS seeks to build an equitable, transparent, …

HR Alert: FMLA Refresher

It’s been a long, hot summer. Time for a nice, cold . . . FMLA refresher! Business owners, human resources professionals, and company managers – do you remember all the criteria that allow an employee to use FMLA leave? Le…

HR Alert: EEOC on Human Trafficking & The Workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has added information to its website regarding human trafficking. This information is designed to help young workers, employers, and parents to identify signs of huma…

HR Alert: NY Court Weighs in on Employment Contract Arbitration Clauses

In March 2022, the federal government began prohibiting forced arbitration of sexual harassment and sexual assault disputes. These sorts of arbitration provisions are commonly contained in many employment agreements, and w…

Attention Business Owners: NY Law Imposes Duty on Businesses that Sell Gift Cards

A new law went into effect this summer that requires New York businesses that sell gifts cards and/or gift certificates to display a notice to warn consumers about gift card fraud. The notice must be located at or near whe…

HR Alert: New York’s proposed ban of non-compete agreements – what does it mean?

The New York Assembly recently passed a bill to entirely ban the use of non-compete agreements. The bill seemingly was introduced in response to the FTC’s proposed rule regarding non-compete agreements that was released in…

HR Alert: Supreme Court and Religious Accommodations

In a rare moment of unity, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in Groff v. DeJoy this summer, marking the end of the “more than de minimis” standard for religious accommodations under Title VII. Released on …

HR Alert: Expanded Federal Protections for Pregnant Employees Arrive June 27th

The federal government continues to expand employee protections for pregnant and postpartum employees. We recently talked about the federal PUMP Act. Now, employers will want to brush up on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Ac…

HR Alert: More On Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Almost every day there seems to be a new headline involving advances or issues associated with artificial intelligence (AI). With AI technologies becoming more prevalent in the workplace, there’s an increased need for the …
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