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No More Mr. Negative: How To Handle A Toxic Employee In The Workplace

An employee’s attitude can cause more disruption to a work environment than you thought.  The problem simply isn’t a matter of ability; rather it is a matter of attitude.  An employee’s aggressive or dysfunctional attitude can manifest itself in everything from quiet disobedience to outright insubordination.  It is important for an employer to maintain a […]

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Active Shooter Response: What’s Your Emergency Plan Of Action?

In this day and age, violence can occur in any type of work environment, including the workplace.  An emergency action plan should be implemented to prepare response protocols that can be activated in a crisis situation.  A response plan targeted at workplace violence is recommended because unlike other natural disasters or hazards, workplace violence involves […]

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Businesses Beware! The Dangers of Providing Employment References

Employers must understand that providing references can lead to serious problems, including lawsuits for retaliation or improper interference with the former employee’s opportunity to secure a job, as well as for negligence for failure to provide information that a prospective employer needs to avoid serious harm. It is important to establish a detailed procedure so […]

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SEMINAR: 2018 Wage and Hour Crash Course: What You Must Know

Wed, April 11, 2018 8:30am-10:30am Hauppauge Business Center (Adelphi University) 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY In 2018, wage and hour violations are more prevalent than ever before. These complex laws are difficult to navigate and violations can be very costly, not only to your bottom line, but also to your reputation.     In this wage […]

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SilvermanAcampora Appoints Jim Black To Partner

This week SilvermanAcampora, LLP proudly announces that Jim Black has been elected to Partner of the Firm. Jim has served as counsel to the Firm for almost three years as well as General Counsel to their client, Overseas Military Sales.  He specializes in guiding clients through the legal and procedural minefields that exist when doing […]

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Ellevate Women’s Networking Group Explores Mental Illness

PMP’s Mary Simmons organized an event on understanding Mental Illness for Ellevate Women’s networking group. The topic was very well received. The presenter was Hakeem Rahim who is a national author and speaker on the topic and has testified in front of congress on mental health issues.  

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PMP & SilvermanAcampora’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Training To Air on NHK World

Barbara DeMatteo, Director, HR Consulting at PMP and Jim Black Esq. of SilvermanAcampora LLP delivered Anti-Sexual Harassment training to over 60 managers from various companies on Long Island.  As we all know, this is a worldwide issue.  As a result, a crew from the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK World) arrived from Tokyo to interview Barbara, […]

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Go Red for Women Luncheon in Support of SterlingRisk Insurance  

Keith Frank, Esq. and Christine Wittneben, of SilvermanAcampora LLP, together with their colleague, Rita Distefano, of Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc,. support their friends at SterlingRisk Insurance who were honored at the American Heart Associations’ Long Island Go Red for Women Luncheon. Congratulations SterlingRisk!

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You Can’t Say That! Or Can You? How To Handle Political Discussions In The Workplace

Most people will agree talking politics at a dinner party can certainly ruin a dinner party.  As we know political conversations can be disruptive to even the closest friend or family relationships and this is a good reason to avoid these conversations.  Similarly, politics can fracture and divide a workplace creating discord among coworkers who […]

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Protect Yourself! A Quick Guide To Successful Workplace Investigations

Amid the almost daily media storm on sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace, employers should take conscious steps to either amend or put in place a comprehensive plan on conducting workplace investigations involving employee misconduct.  As any internal employee complaint of harassment and/or misconduct could one day result in a lawsuit, investigations should be […]

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