Union laborer appointed U.S. Labor Secretary (and what it means for workers)

“Having one of us up there is huge, this is a big win for laborers, unions, and just all workers.” This was the overall sentiment at the monthly Local 210 laborers’ meeting, in regard to a former union leader being named Labor Secretary for the first time in over 40 years. Marty Walsh, Boston Mayor…

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Workers’ Compensation attorneys win fight to get claimants direct deposit

If you collect workers’ compensation payments, there is now a quicker way to receive your money. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have been fighting hard to reduce delayed payments to clients, and now  New York State passed a law requiring all workers’ compensation insurance carriers to offer direct deposit of benefit checks.  The Workers’ Compensation Board…

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Partner Sean Cooney included in Workers’ Rights Institute panel

  Dolce Firm partner, Sean Cooney continues to fight for the rights of former NFL cheerleaders here in WNY. Friday, February 26 he will be joining a panel hosted by Georgetown Law’s Workers’ Rights Institute, to discuss legal issues showcased within the documentary, “A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem.” The documentary, produced and directed…

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Our Response to COVID-19

The Coronavirus has impacted the lives of all of us, and you may have some questions about how this virus will affect your case: First of all, The Dolce Firm, P.C.is open.  We continue to work on our client’s cases.  We have the resources and structure to weather this storm. Our lawyers and staff have…

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The Dolce Firm works to hold rich and powerful accountable at UB

October 23rd, 2017 The Dolce Firm has joined the fight to hold the rich and powerful accountable at University at Buffalo.  A legal team is requesting that a nonprofit corporation that develops residence halls for UB, make their financial records public. The State Supreme Court has been asked to force the University at Buffalo Foundation…

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Why you need to VOTE NO!

September 26th, 2017 A lot is at stake this November for workers all across the state. New Yorkers will have the opportunity to vote on hosting a constitutional convention. The purpose of this convention is to write a new state constitution or revise the existing one. However, if this happens it could lead to many…

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Rights of injured workers threatened

May 10th, 2017 Workers’ compensation and the rights of injured workers has become a hot topic in today’s news.  Recently, an Alabama judge has found portions of their state’s Workers’ Compensation Act to be unconstitutional. The judge ruled that the monetary cap for injured workers violates the due process of the law. Similarly, here in…

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Former Buffalo Jills get big win for workers’ rights

May 25th, 2017 The former Buffalo Jills have something to cheer about this week. A judge ruled in a 2014 lawsuit filed by the Jills against the Buffalo Bills, that the cheerleaders were in fact employees, not independent contractors. This ruling is important because as employees they are legally entitled to workers’ rights and regulations…

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Workers’ wages at stake with new proposal

April 18th, 2017 Congressman Steve King, a republican from Iowa, has re-introduced the Davis-Bacon Repeal Act to Congress that could significantly affect workers’ wages. The Davis-Bacon Act, passed by Congress in 1931, requires private contractors to pay workers the prevailing wage of their trade or occupation on all federally funded projects worth more than 2,000…

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The Dolce Firm Recovered more than $17 Million for Injured Clients in 2016

January 6th, 2017 In 2016, The Dolce Firm team fought for and recovered more than $17 Million in settlements and awards for our injured clients. As always, we worked extremely hard to get the best possible outcome for our clients and are proud to have had the opportunity to help them. We would like to congratulate our…

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