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July 25, 2017 - PMP’s Mary Simmons and David Mahoney, Labor Attorney and Member of the Labor & Employment Law Group Member of the Litigation Group with SilvermanAcampora, were the featured guests on The Franchise Radio Show with Tom Scarda. The conversation included information on the Paid Family Leave Act, employee handbooks, the minimum wage, working overtime, and more! The topics covered are valuable to all employers, from small businesses to large corporations.

Click on Mary's image below to hear her comments on employee handbooks!

Or click here to listen to the whole interview.



June 15, 2017 - The Executive Care industry is booming and so was today's Executive Care conference in New Jersey!  PMP's Mary Simmons and Grace Conti presented on employee handbooks and form I-9's while SilvermanAcampora's Dave Mahoney, presented on terminating employees.  So much valuable information was exchanged by all...

June 6, 2017- PMP had a great turnout at today's 3-hour workplace compliance workshop!  Topics covered included the NY Paid Family Leave Act, the latest wage and hour updates, preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace, employment handbook must-haves, and much more. Keep your eye out for another similar workshop coming this fall!

June 5, 2017- Spring has sprung and it's the perfect day for a little tee time! Alan Pearl had a great day with his buddies at the Mercy Haven's 18th Annual Golf Outing this morning.  Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. sponsored the event, and all for a great cause!



June 1, 2017- PMP, SilvermanAcampora LLP, and Morgan Stanley teamed up to get the word out on the details of the NY Paid Family Leave Act.  Attendees gained a greater understanding of employer/employee responsibilities as well as the actions that must be taken to be in compliance with the new law.




May 10, 2017- PMP's Mary Simmons gave a dynamic presentation on "Branding Your Company and Yourself Using Social Media" at the HIA-LI Joint Committee Meeting with the Education Workforce Connection and Manufacturing Committees. 

May 1, 2017-  Today we celebrate National Law Day!

April 27, 2017-  Today we celebrate 'Employee Appreciation' day at PMP along with our affiliates, SilvermanAcampora. A delicious lunch was had and appreciated by all along with some fabulous desserts.



April 19, 2017 - PMP's Grace Conti and SilvermanAcampora's Lisa Skruck, will be presenting on a panel at the DirectEmployers 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM17) in Indianapolis May 9-11.  Click here for more information and registration

April 16, 2017 - Mary Simmons has been selected to present at AGC’s Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference in October.  The conference combines two days of education and networking for HR, training, and workforce development professionals in the construction industry. Click here for more information and registration

April 5, 2017- HR Associate, Kristyn Lang, did a terrific job on the panel for the HIA-LI's 'Creating a Millennial Culture in the Workplace'. The panel discussed how to attract, engage, and retain the millenial generation in the workforce.

February 15, 2017- PMP's Rita DiStefano was honored at the American Heart Association's Go Red luncheon.  Such a great event supporting a terrific cause. Way to go, Rita!


December 15, 2016 - Congratulations to our very own Mary Simmons for being selected as one of the HIA-LI honorees who make a difference on Long Island in the HIA-LI Volunteer category! Mary was honored at the HIA-LI’s “Those Who Make a Difference” holiday celebration on December 14th at Lessing’s at Stonebridge, Hauppauge. Way to go, Mary!



December 13, 2016- Ho! Ho! Ho! PMP celebrates the holidays with our annual Secret Santa luncheon.  Lots of terrific gifts were given and received by the staff.  It was a jolly day for all!




November 10, 2016-  Thanks to all who attended PMP's November 9th special event, "The Clock it Ticking: Are You Prepared For The New Overtime Changes?" featuring guest speaker Irv Miljoner, District Director, NY Department of Labor. Below are some pictures from the event.

October 4, 2016 - For today's workshop, PMP partnered with Morgan Stanley and Hub International for "The Department of Labor has done it again: New rules will impact all employers".  The workshop was such a huge success that we have decided to run it again on November 21, 2016. 


June 8, 2016-  PMP's Director of HR Consulting, Rita DiStefano and Employment Attorney, Brian Shenker present "You're Fired! How to Minimize Risk and Avoid Litigation"


May, 2016- Congratulations to PMP's Brian Shenker who has been named Super Lawyer for the second consecutive year!


March, 2016- Come see PMP's Mary Simmons on the panel at the Junior Achievement of New York’s Spring Breakfast and Panel Discussion on March 24th! To register email or call (212)907-0049.

February 15, 2016- Join PMP's Mary Simmons on May 25, 2016 at the Heart to Heart Breakfast where Dr. Evelina Grayvor, Director of the Coronary Care Unit at NSUH, will present: Not Such an “Unusual Pairing” Women and Heart Disease: The State of the Heart.

January 20, 2016- PMP's Alan B. Pearl quoted in this month's Long Island Business News discussing the minimum wage hike for the hospitality industry.

December 16, 2015- A few shots from the office Secret Santa luncheon -- so many great gifts were given and received! Lunch was enjoyed by all of the staff.



December 10, 2015- The PMP staff celebrates the holidays and end of 2015 at Volpe Restaurant at Fox Hollow! Happy Holidays to all. Here are some pics of a few staff members....

November 30, 2015- This weekend, PMP's Barbara DeMatteo was featured on Fios 1 News, Money and Mainstreet segment on tackling HR issues. Click the image below to view the segment.

November 1, 2015- Congratulations to PMP's Mary Simmons for becoming Co-Chair of the HIA Workforce Connection Committee!

October 22, 2015- Rita DiStefano was honored by Long Island Business News at a gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club, as one of the "50 Most Influential Business Woman on Long Island" with the PMP team proudly by her side.



October 19, 2015 - Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. proudly supports Long Island STEM Hub's Regional Professional Development Day on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Click here to learn more about this fabulous event.

September 28, 2015 - Brian Shenker is featured in today's Long Island Business News, "Independent or Not?" Feds scrutinize the use of contractors.  Click the logo below to read the article.

September 10, 2015 -  PMP's workshop, "Deciphering the Complexities of Wage and Hour: Part I" was a full house! We even had to move the location to the Comfort Inn Business Center because of the popularity of this topic. Employment Law Attorneys, Beth Fagin and Brian Shenker, did an excellent job updating attendees on all the latest wage and hour laws. If you're interested in signing up for part 2, click here to register.

August 27, 2015- PMP is proud to announce that Barbara DeMatteo, Director, HR Consulting, has been selected as the Purple Pump winner for outstanding Ms Moxxie Mentor!


August 24, 2015 - PMP is proud to announce that Rita DiStefano, Director, HR Consulting, has been selected as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business by Long Island Business News!


For the last 15 years, the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business program has recognized the Island's top women professionals for business acumen, mentoring and community involvement.

May 21, 2015 - PMP exhibits at the 2015 HIA-LI Tradeshow

Our game wheel was a huge success this year and booth visitors enjoyed answering trivia questions and winning prizes!

May 8, 2015 - PMP’s Brian Shenker selected to 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star List

Congratulations to PMP’s Brian Shenker for being selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He received this distinction for the exceptional representation he provides to management in the area of labor and employment law.

May 1, 2015 - Rita DiStefano, Director HR Consulting at PMP featured in Long Island Newsday
- Small Business: keeping toxic behavior out of the workplace”

March 24, 2015 - Mary Simmons, Director HR Consulting at PMP featured in Long Island Newsday article - “Improving Chances is Up To Job Seeker”

February 4, 2015 - PMP announces the launch of its e-learning program, “Recognizing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace.”

E-Learning is an innovative and cost-effective way for organizations to train employees through the use of web-based, interactive videos. For decades, PMP has offered on-site, comprehensive training to organizations of all sizes and industries. E-learning is an alternative that allows training to be completed in a self-paced environment and can be integrated into the on-boarding process for new employees. PMP recommends all employees be mandated to participate in the 60-minute e-learning program and provides reports that track the progress of the staff to ensure course completion.

June 18, 2014 - PMP receives certificate of appreciation from The Viscardi Center

Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. was proud to receive recognition from The Viscardi Center (Abilities) for PMP’s continued support of Viscardi’s exceptional work to train and empower people with disabilities to be successfully placed in a variety of jobs.

(Grace Conti from PMP, Mike Dolan and Ericka Wishin from Abilities)

Hicksville 5 Mile Run

PMP is proud to sponsor the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce's Inaugural Discover Hicksville 5 Mile Run.

September 7, 2012 - Harriette Portnoy's 88th Birthday

Happy 88th Birthday!  Harriette Portnoy, wife of founder Murray Portnoy,  celebrates her birthday with some of the staff at Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc.  Mrs. Portnoy just recently retired as PMP’s receptionist.

August 17, 2012 - ASR International Corporation's ANR Felicitation Event

Mark Portnoy, President of Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., was awarded with the "Leadership in Human Resources and Labor Relations Practice, Training, and Education" during ASR International Corporation's ANR Felicitation Event, which also honored the legend of Telugu Cinema, Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao, for his lifetime of achievements and contributions to Telugu Cinema.

January 18, 2012 - PMP was honored by the Melville-East Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of their “Business of the Year” award.

Michael Deluise, President of the Chamber, along with Steve Bellone, Suffolk Country Executive, presented PMP with this prestigious award. Scott Martella, Suffolk County Representative to Governor Andrew Cuomo, also presented PMP with a Certificate of Recognition from Governor Cuomo.  Grace Conti, Executive Vice President of PMP, along with Barbara DeMatteo and Rita DiStefano from the PMP staff were present to receive these honors.

November 17, 2011 - Rita DiStefano was honored at the HIA-LI’s Third Annual “Those Who Make a Difference” Gala Event. Rita was joined by her Family, Friends, and Colleagues.

November 18, 2011 - Mary Simmons - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum's Fall benefit


November 2011 - NAMC Work/Life Conference

Queens Chamber Tradeshow

PMP at the Queens Chamber Tradeshow

2009M - NAMC

PMP was a proud sponsor of the 2009 NAMC Work/Life Conference held on Long Island

2008 - Long Island Business Best Award from the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.

JVKelly Group, Inc. CEO James V.Kelly, Jr. and PMP Executive VP Grace Conti receiving the 2008 Long Island Business Best Award from the Huntington Chamber of Commerce on Jun 16, 2008

PMP's AAP Workshop

Group of participants attending PMP's AAP Workshop in Chicago, IL — “It's not all work!”

Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women

Grace Conti of PMP received the 2008 Achiever's Award from the Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women on May 14, 2008

HIA Trade Show

PMP booth at annual HIA Trade Show

2007 - Small Business Achievement Award

PMP was a finalist in the 2007 Small Business Achievement Award. Mark Portnoy, President, of PMP is all smiles! Alan Pearl (right) is shown with the finalist for this award.

2006 - Workforce Builder

Rita DiStefano (center, holding plaque) and Alan Pearl (next to Rita) of Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. receive the 2006 Workforce Builder of the Year award from Long Island Works Coalition for PMP's continued support and work with college interns and the business community.

The Semi-Annual Enchanted Evening

Rita DiStefano and Grace Conti from PMP host their semi-annual “Enchanted Evening” for their clients

2006 - Lifetime Achievement Award

Congressman Steve Israel and Chairman of the Board of ACIT, Dr. Anthony Libertella present Murray Portnoy with ACIT (Advancement for Commerce, Industry & Technology) with his Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

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