• November 16 – “Master the Emotion and Psychology of Negotiation” Presented by Joe Campolo

    Whether you’re negotiating the release of hostages, negotiating with your toddler to try a new food, or something in between, the common thread is that all negotiations are based on human interaction. To succeed in any negotiation, you must understand the psychological and emotional principles at play and how to use them to your advantage. At his last presentation on the art of negotiation, Joe Campolo, a former Marine and the managing partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick – whose negotiation skills have taken him to the top of the business world – covered the basic building blocks that all negotiators ...

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    Monday, October 16th, 2017

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  • Execs Advised on Workplace Issues

    By Carrie Mason-Draffen carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com Executives seeking information on how to avoid labor law violations shouldn’t fear reaching out to regulators for answers, even if they are uncertain their workplace practices are legal. “Asking a question will never lead to an audit,” Irv Miljoner, who heads the Long Island office of the U.S. Department of Labor, told executives at a seminar Tuesday at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. “Our purpose is to help you come into compliance and stay there.” But labor law violations are on the rise, largely because of companies’ failure to pay overtime, Miljoner told the gathering, which was hosted by ...

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    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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  • Who Pays When Part-Time Worker Receives Jobless Benefits?

    By Carrie Mason-Draffen carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com DEAR CARRIE: I am a manager, and my question concerns an employee who works two days a week for a total of 16 hours. She had been unemployed, and still receives unemployment benefits from her previous employer. But now my payroll office is telling me that we have to pay $175 toward her unemployment plus pay her wage. This does not seem right to me. I feel like we are getting penalized for hiring her. Is this correct? — Doesn’t Compute? DEAR DOESN’T: Not likely, said a local attorney. Her previous employers should be the only ones liable for the unemployment benefits, said ...

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    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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  • November 8 – Campolo Moderates “Get in the Head of a CEO” Panel

    Get in the Head of a CEO  Hear from the recipients of HIA-LI’s 23rd Annual Business Achievement Awards. Whether you’re a CEO or looking to meet CEOs, this Executive Breakfast attracts industry leaders across Long Island! Moderator: Joe Campolo, Esq., Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP Panelists: Chris Valsamos, President/CEO – Castella Imports, Inc. Karen J. Frank, Vice President – The Omnicon Group Gregg Schor, CEO – Protegrity Advisors, LLC Michael Stoltz, CEO – Association for Mental Health and Wellness Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Location: Stonebridge Country Club, 2000 Raynors Way, Smithtown Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register here.

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    Thursday, October 05th, 2017

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  • September 2017 CMM Newsletter: Prepare for Fall with Updates on Cybersecurity, Negotiation, and More

    September 2017 CMM Newsletter: Prepare for Fall with Updates on Cybersecurity, Negotiation, and More

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    Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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  • July/August 2017 CMM Newsletter: Having a Plan B in Negotiation, LIRR Repairs and More

    July/August 2017 CMM Newsletter: Having a Plan B in Negotiation, LIRR Repairs and More

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    Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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  • June 2017 CMM Newsletter: Don’t Confuse Empathy with Sympathy in Negotiation

    June 2017 CMM Newsletter: Don't Confuse Empathy with Sympathy in Negotiation

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    Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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  • Softheon’s Million-Dollar Pledge Ensures Bright Future for Tesla Science Center and Solidifies Long Island’s Role as a Technology Powerhouse

    Whether you’re a self-described science nerd or simply love Long Island, there’s a lot to be excited about at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, home to the only remaining lab where Nikola Tesla (the inventor of alternating current electricity and neon lighting) conducted research. The Shoreham facility is being developed into a science-focused Center, housing both a museum about Long Island’s rich scientific opportunities past, present, and future, and a business incubator for fledgling companies engaged in scientific research. The business community recently enjoyed cocktails and networking at a CMM-hosted celebration of the Tesla Science Center, as attendees explored a ...

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    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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  • The WARN Act – What Business Owners and Employers Need to Know

    The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration on the federal level and by the New York State Department of Labor on the state level.  Whether you are a longtime business owner or purchasing a new business, you must familiarize yourself with the complex requirements of the WARN Act. On the federal level, a WARN notice is required when a business with more than 100 full-time workers is laying off at least 50 people at a “single site of employment.”  New York is one of a handful of states ...

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    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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  • Review and Revise Your Revocable Trusts

    I’ve been practicing elder law and estate planning for about 20 years now.  Many of the revocable trusts dating back to that time were created for estate tax reasons.  But with changes in tax laws, those old trust protections can create new problems today. The tax issues that my clients feared in the 1990s were quite real.  The top federal estate and gift tax rate was more than 50% and an estate could only claim a $600,000 exemption.  That was a real problem for clients with $2-$3 million. The typical plan that attorneys drafted back then was two trusts, one for each ...

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    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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