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Join Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. and SilvermanAcampora LLP every Monday morning at 10:30am for our free "HR Coffee Talk" as we address Coronavirus-related challenges in the workplace:

Dial-In: (872) 240-3412     Access Code: 147-063-125# 

To hear the recordings, see below:

JUNE 29, 2020 -  On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1) How are employers to handle New York’s revised guidance under its Phase III protocols which applies to ALL employers?
Response: Maureen Bradley, Director, Affirmative Action Compliance, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., mbradley@pmpHR.com
 
2) How can a manager’s communication impact employees and their work?
Response: Barbara DeMatteo, Director, Affirmative Action Compliance, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., bdematteo@pmpHR.com
 
3) How to succeed during uncertain times -- Learn the formula for sales success
Response: Leigh Shuckman, Director, Sales & Training, Sandler Training, leigh.schuckman@sandler.com
 

JUNE 22, 2020 -  On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:
1) How to identify and mitigate unconscious bias within your company.
Response: Rita DiStefano, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., rdistefano@pmpHR.com
 
2) Post-COVID insights on commercial real estate.
Response: Tom Attivissimo, Senior Director, Greiner- Maltz, tomattivissimo@greinermaltz.com
 
3) How employers can navigate the potential resurgence of unions.
Response: Mark Portnoy, Chief Executive Officer, mbportnoy@pmpHR.com
 

 

JUNE 15, 2020 -  On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1.  Do employers have to allow employees to work remotely after they re-open their office?
Response: Mary Simmons, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., msimmons@pmpHR.com
 
2.  What are the steps a business can take to optimize opportunity in the marketplace post COVID?
Response: Andy Jacobs, Partner, Gravitas Marketing Strategies, aj@gravitasmarketingstrategies.com
 
3.  How to identify and avoid COVID discrimination.
Response: Dave Mahoney, Attorney, SilvermanAcampora LLP, dmahoney@silvermanacampora.com
 

 

JUNE 8, 2020 -  On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1.  The importance of developing a written Safety Plan outlining how your workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Response: Joseph Heaney, Owner, Walden Environmental Engineering, jheaney@walden-associates.com
 
2.  How can businesses maximize their forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program?
Response: Ken Cerini, Owner, Cerini & Associates, kcerini@ceriniandassociates.com
 
3.  Understanding the contractual rights and obligations of your business in the wake of the pandemic: What happens when you can’t perform?
Response: Gayle Gerson, Esq., Attorney, ggerson@silvermanacampora.com
 

 

JUNE 1, 2020 -  On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1.  How can managers engage teams in a (non) virtual workplace?
Response: Barbara DeMatteo, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., bdematteo@pmpHR.com
 
2.  What are the updates with respect to employee benefits during this pandemic?
Response: Tony Haberman, President, The Haberman Group, tony@habermangroup.com
 
3.  How does the real estate closing process work in a COVID-19 world?
Response: Justin Krell, Esq., Real Estate Attorney, jkrell@silvermanacampora.com
 

 

MAY 18, 2020 -  On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1.  Hiring During COVID-19.

Response: Rita DiStefano, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., rdistefano@pmpHR.com

2.  What are some of the most significant updates to the CARES Act?

Response: Ernie Smith, Director, Senior Partner, Nawrocki Smith, epsmith@nslllpcpa.com

3.  Restructuring your financial/customer/vendor responsibilities during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Response: Brian Powers, Attorney, SilvermanAcampora LLP, bpowers@silvermanacampora.com

 


 

MAY 11, 2020 -  On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1.  Why is being empathetic important to ‘Managers of People’™?

Response: Barbara DeMatteo, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., bdematteo@pmpHR.com

2.  What cyber security issues are you facing as your staff works from home?

Response: Michael Halperin, Director, Vice President, Solarus Technology, michael@solarustech.com

3.  Five types of lawsuits employers are bracing for post-pandemic.

Response: David Mahoney, Employment Law Attorney, SilvermanAcampora LLP, dmahoney@silvermanacampora.com


 

MAY 4, 2020 -  On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1.  Phases of Return-to-Work - Generally, what will this look like?

Response: Rita DiStefano, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., rdistefano@pmpHR.com

2.  How do employers increase their employees' mental resiliency throughout this pandemic?

Response: Aoifa O'Donnell, National EAP, aoifaodonnell@nationaleap.com

3.  What are some of the steps organizations should take to be compliant with EEOC regulations during this pandemic?

Response: Mary Simmons, Director, HR Consulting,  Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., msimmons@pmpHR.com
David Mahoney, Employment Law Attorney, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., dmahoney@silvermanacampora.com

 


 

APRIL 27, 2020 -  On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1.  How can managers be ‘seen’ in today’s workplace?

Response: Barbara DeMatteo, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., bdematteo@pmpHR.com

 
2.  What should employers be thinking about as they communicate with both their employees and their retirement plan service providers in the days ahead?
 
Response: Matt Thompson, Morgan Stanley, Matthew.A.Thompson@morganstanley.com
 
3.  What challenges does the CARES Act present to employers seeking to have employees work reduced schedules?
 
Response: Jim Black, Partner, SilvermanAcampora LLP, jblack@silvermanacampora.com
 

 

APRIL 20, 2020 - On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1.  As Managers of People™, why and what do we need to (over) communicate?

Response: Barbara DeMatteo, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., bdematteo@pmpHR.com

2.  What grants and cost-reduction programs may a business in the for-profit sector access to assist them during these challenging times?

Response: Jamie Moore, Industry Grants, jamie.moore@industrygrants.com

3.  What is the suggested protocol for essential businesses to follow when employees report to their employers that they are “uncomfortable” continuing to work during this pandemic?

Response: Mary Simmons, Director, HR Consulting,  Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., msimmons@pmpHR.com


 

APRIL 13, 2020 - On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1. Does the federal WARN Act or NYS-Mini WARN Act apply when companies are forced to lay off employees as of a result of the current pandemic?      

Reponse: Mark Portnoy, CEO, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. mbportnoy@pmpHR.com

2. Restarting your business post-quarantine 

Response: Darren Cioffi, CBMS, dcioffi@cbms.co

3. An explanation of benefits under Emergency Paid Sick Leave and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act  

Response: Maureen Bradley, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., mbradley@pmpHR.com                              


 

APRIL 6, 2020 - On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1. How does COVID-19 impact workers compensation claims? 

Response: Jim Doran, Gallagher Insurance, jim_doran@ajg.com

2. What are the eligibility requirements to apply for loans/grants under the Paycheck Protection Program in accordance with the CARES Act? 

Response: James Black, Esq., SilvermanAcampora LLP, jblack@silvermanacampora.com

3. How can my business legally cut back salaries for managers, executives, and other salaried personnel during the shutdown? 

Response: David Mahoney, Esq., SilvermanAcampora LLP  dmahoney@silvermanacampora.com


IMPORTANT LINKS

NY City COVID Order of the Commission of Health for Isolation FAQ

 

NY City COVID Paid Sick Leave Order

 

US DOL Wage Hour Division Coronavirus Home Page:  https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)   

FFCRA - Employee Paid Leave Rights – FAQs: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

FFCRA - Employer Paid Leave Requirements FAQs:  https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

FFCRA – FAQs - https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

Federal poster: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf

NYS PFL and COVID-19: https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/COVID19

NYS PFL FAQs: https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/new-york-paid-family-leave-covid-19-faqs

NYS PFL FORM – Employee:  http://docs.paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/content/main/forms/PFLDocs/scovid19.pdf

NYS PFL Form – Child: http://docs.paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/content/main/forms/PFLDocs/ccovid19.pdf

NYS Guidance on Order for quarantine and isolation:  https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/obtaining-order-of-quarantine.pdf

NYS COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Employees:  https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/covid-19-sick-leave-employees.pdf

NYS COVID-19 Fact sheet for Employers:  https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/covid-19-sick-leave-employers.pdf

NYS Pandemic Unemployment Assistance poster:   https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.pdf

NYS What You need to know and do about the CARES Act:   https://labor.ny.gov/ui/cares-act.shtm

NYS What You need to know and do about the CARES Act Flowchart Poster: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/cares-act-need-to-know-flowchart.pdf

NYS Department of Labor: https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

Federal WARN Regulations:  https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=99ed6ca6283e86ebd5f28437ff29ba23&mc=true&node=pt20.3.639&rgn=div5

NYS WARN:  https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/warn/pdfs/Text_of_New_York_State_WARN_Rule_7-10.pdf

NYS WARN Act:  https://labor.ny.gov/agencyinfo/PDFs/WARN%20law%20%20chapter%20475.pdf

USCIS and I-9 and Coronavirus:  https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-coronavirus-2019-covid-19

Click here for New York State COVID-19 Sick Leave Poster

Click here for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster

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