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HR ALERT: New Requirements for NY Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies

The New York Department of Labor (DOL) made some big changes this week when it updated its model sexual harassment policy. What does this mean? Well, sexual harassment policies at companies across the State now must be upd…

WNY Blizzard Opens the Door for Low-Interest Small Business Loans

| Lisa Coppola |
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers disaster assistance to small businesses through low interest loans. Due to the blizzard this past December, WNY businesses can apply for loans through the SBA. So far, on…

HR Alert: NY Employers Don’t Have to Share Personnel Files

Throughout an employee’s tenure at a company, they may request to see their personnel file. However, there’s no New York law that requires an employer to grant access to its employee’s personnel file. Likewise,…

HR Alert: What To Do About Time Theft

Not all forms of theft in the workplace center on materials or equipment. Although employers and HR professionals may be familiar with the theft of cash, food, alcohol, and other resources, time theft is an under-the-radar…

Law Clerk Gives Back – Old Breed Rugby Club 2022

| Lisa Coppola |
The Old Breed Rugby Club was borne in 2005 from a group of about six Marines who decided they needed a way to commemorate their fallen brethren, Marine rugby players who had died in four years of war fighting. The Club has…

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: NY DOL Issues PSL Fact Sheets (Happy New Year!)

| Lisa Coppola |
On December 28, 2020, New York State Department of Labor (DOL) published several so-called fact sheets concerning the brand new Paid Sick Leave (PSL), which employees are able to use beginning January 1, 2021.  The fact sh…

Seeking Executive Assistant

| Lisa Coppola |
We’re in search of a full-time superstar executive assistant at our suburban law office.  The ideal candidate is comfortable in our exclusively Mac-based office setting; adept at office technology; highly organized; …

Welcome to Patricia L. Fulwiler, Esq.

| Support |
The Firm is delighted to welcome Patricia L. Fulwiler, Esq. who joins us to support our business transactions and business litigation practices. Previously, she was house counsel for one of the largest real estate brokers …

Sexual Harassment: It’s Illegal in Housing, Too

| Support |
Sexual harassment in housing has been getting a lot attention in the media lately. This may be in part due to a powerful video released by the United States Department of Justice. While much of the conduct described in the…
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