During its next term, which begins in October, the U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear three cases that should result in a ruling about whether federal workplace discrimination laws (commonly known as Title VII) protect sexual orientation and gender identity. New York...read more
In a recent opinion issued by the federal Department of Labor (DOL), employers are cautioned not to delay designating an employee’s leave as protected by the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). This means that as soon as an employee requests leave that...read more
New York sexual harassment laws now require each employer - no matter how large or small - to train its entire workforce on how to eliminate and avoid sexual harassment. The first annual training must be completed by October 9, 2019. The Coppola Firm is offering a...read more
For employers wishing to have their voices heard, the comment period for the federal Overtime Rules Revision, which we recently wrote about, is open through May 21, 2019. Why do it? It makes sense to ensure policy makers hear from small, medium, and large businesses...read more
Under current federal law, an employee who earns less than $455 per week ($23,660 annually) is required to be paid overtime when she works more than 40 hours per week. In early March 2019, the United States Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that increases...read more
The United States Supreme Court has reversed a landmark decision that would have prevented employers from relying on an employee’s compensation history to justify pay disparities between men and women. The Supreme Court did not comment on the merits of the underlying...read more
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