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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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Time Is Running Out! New Employee Scheduling Regulations Soon To Take Effect

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on November 10, 2017 that the New York Department of Labor (NYSDOL) will advance new regulations that address “just in time”, “call-in”, or “on-call” scheduling.  Various industries have adopted these types of scheduling practices allowing employers to cancel or schedule workers’ shifts merely hours before or even after they start.  […]

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When Inclement Weather Strikes: How to Pay Your Employees

Q: Must a company pay an hourly, non-exempt employee for the day(s) when the business was closed due to inclement weather? A: The general rule for non-exempt employees is to pay only for time worked – this is true under federal and state law. A company may require the hourly non-exempt employee to use vacation […]

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#Be Prepared: New Sexual Harassment Measures to be Implemented in 2018

How exposed is your company?  Lawmakers in New York and other states are taking up initiatives following in the wake of the multitude of sexual misconduct allegations made against high-profile political and media figures and the ever-growing #MeToo movement. These actions include measures to curb the use of nondisclosure and arbitration agreements in employment contracts […]

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New Standards Employed by Labor Board Means Good News for Employers

Not sure if you can prohibit photography or curb social media chatter about your company?  We’ve got good news for you! The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) has adopted new standards regarding facially neutral workplace rules and the joint employer standard that employers should welcome with open arms. New Standard to Determine Lawfulness of Facially […]

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