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Join Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. and SilvermanAcampora LLP for our free monthly "Monday Morning Coffee Talk" as we address work-related challenges:

 

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

 

NOVEMBER 28, 2022- On this call we explored the following, click here to listen:

 

1) Quiet Quitting - What employers can do to prevent it

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


2) Long COVID and the Workplace

Response: Haley Trust, Esq., SilvermanAcampora LLP, htrust@silvermanacampora.com


3) Holiday Parties - Tips for avoiding liability

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

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022- On this call we explored the following, click here to listen:

1) Remote Onboarding Isn’t Just for Remote Employees

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

2) New DOL Guidance on FMLA Leave for Mental Health Conditions

Response: Maureen Bradley, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., mbrandley@pmpHR.com

 

3) NYS paid vaccination leave extension and new sexual harassment complaint hotline (Speaker: Haley Trust, Esq., SilvermanAcampora LLP)

JUN

JUNE 27, 2022- On this call we explored the following, click here to listen:

1) How proper documentation can help your company avoid costly lawsuits

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

 

2) Why every employer should start a Corporate Fitness program 

Response: Marc Buccellato, President, On The Marc Training, marc@onthemarctraining.com

 

3) The latest on paid COVID-19 leave

Response: Maureen Bradley, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., mbrandley@pmpHR.com

MAY 23, 2022- On this call we explored the following, click here to listen:

1) Although it may seem counterintuitive, gain an understanding of the benefits of filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Response: Deborah Turofsky, Attorney, SilvermanAcampora LLP, dturofsky@silvermanacampora.com

 

2) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updates – EAD extensions and I-9 remote verification 

Response: Maureen Bradley, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., mbrandley@pmpHR.com

 

3) Building a sustainable & diverse talent pipeline 

Response: Guest Speaker: Rosalie Drago, Commissioner, Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs

APRIL 25, 2022- On this call we explored the following, click here to listen:

1) What the ending of forced arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 means for your business

Response: Haley Trust, Esq., Attorney, SilvermanAcampora LLP, htrust@silvermanacampora.com

 

2) The power of pairing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and harassment prevention  

Response: Sarah Rowell, Kantola Training Solutions, srowell@kantola.com

 

3) New minimum requirements in the cyber liability insurance market and tips for navigating the renewal process

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

MARCH 28, 2022- On this call we explored the following, click here to listen:

1) FMLA, DBL and NYPFL – Which Leave Should Apply?

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

 

2) How to Successfully Manage Remote Employees

Response: Haley Trust, Esq., Attorney, SilvermanAcampora LLP, htrust@silvermanacampora.com

 

3) How to Prevent Employees From Unionizing

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

FEBRUARY 28, 2022- On this call we explored the following, click here to listen:

1) “The Great Resignation” – How to recruit and retain talent during these challenging times

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

 

2)  Navigating the OSHA Guidelines in 2022

Response: Haley Trust, Director, HR Consulting, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc., htrust@silvermanacampora.com

 

JANUARY 24, 2022- On this call we explored the following, click here to listen:

1)  Covid-19 – Will it ever end? What employers must do regarding:

  • Vaccination Leave

  • Paid Leave

  • New York quarantine and isolation requirement

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

2)  Overview of the new amendments to the New York Whistleblower Protection laws

Response: Haley Trust, Esq., Attorney, SilvermanAcampora LLP, htrust@silvermanacampora.com

NOVEMBER 15, 2021 - On this call we explored the following, click here to listen:

1)  An overview of the COVID vaccine mandate for employers with 100+ employees\

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

 

2)  How the Department of Labor's decision to rescind the Joint Employer rule may affect your business

Response: Haley Trust, Esq., Attorney, SilvermanAcampora LLP, htrust@silvermanacampora.com

 

3)  Three cybersecurity strategies for small - medium sized businesses

Response: Joe Feliciano, Solaturs Technology, vCIO, joe@solarustech.com

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 - On this call we explore the following, click here to listen:

1)  What you need to know about the New York Hero Act

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

 

2)  Essentials of Background Screening - Emerging trends and hot topics in pre-employment and employment background screening

Response: Nicholas Auletta, President, Truview BSI LLC, nmauletta@truviewbsi.com

 

3)  How Mayor DeBlasio’s new ‘Retirement Security for All’ law could affect your business

Response: Matthew Thompson, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, matthew.a.thompson@morganstanley.com

IMPORTANT LINKS


US DOL Wage and Hour division COVID-19 homepage:  
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

NYS  Department of Health guidance documents on COVID-19:
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-guidance-repository

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 COVID-19 fact sheet for employees:  
http://docs.paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/content/main/forms/PFLDocs/covid-19-sick-leave-employees.pdf


NYS COVID-19 fact sheet for employers:  
http://docs.paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/content/main/forms/PFLDocs/covid-19-sick-leave-employers.pdf

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