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HR Alert: NY Extends Statute of Limitations for Discrimination Claims

Just when you thought you could close the book on a thorny issue involving an employee or ex-employee, New York State steps in and says: Not. So. Fast. On November 17, 2023. Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law an amendme…

HR Alert: Yet ANOTHER Employer Obligation in New York

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at The Coppola Firm! We’ve got more news from the NY Legislature and Department of Labor, and – as we’ve come to expect – it adds another obligation to employers…

HR Alert: In New York, employees’ views are their own

Hochul signs new legislation to protect against political and religious discrimination. This autumn, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law that prohibits employers from disciplining workers who chose not to…

HR Alert: Prioritizing Workplace Wellness

Despite recent progress in mental health awareness, businesses have continued to struggle with workplace well-being and not on a small scale. According to Deloitte Insights, less than two-thirds of workers say their physic…

HR Alert: ADA and GINA Compliance in the Hiring Process

On October 19, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a $1 million settlement against Dollar General for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Non-D…

HR Alert: Let’s Care About Identifying Systemic Bias in Hiring

One thing every company has in common is hiring new employees. This process can be a common or rare occurrence. Either way, it’s always an extremely important part of growing your business. New hires can bring with t…

HR Alert: Title VII Theories of Liability

Welcome back to our series on Title VII. Our previous blog answered the “what” of Title VII. So, now let’s take a peek at the “how,” that is, how a claim generally is made by an employee against their employer using this l…

HR Alert: What is Title VII?

You know from our previous blog that the EEOC is tasked with enforcing federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination based on race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disabili…

HR Alert: Wage Theft is Now a Crime in New York!

Last month, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill that updated New York Penal Law section 155. This new law makes wage theft a criminal larceny, and it went into effect immediately. The updated Penal …

HR Alert: Work-Life Balance

Although business owners and C Suite folks can get tired of hearing about work-life balance, we know that Americans on average work for an extra 400 hours annually compared to their counterparts in other developed nations….
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