• 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 Paula Fries, COO – 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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  • Financial Forecast featuring Peter Klein of Klein Wealth Management at HighTower Advisors

    Joe Campolo and Peter Klein, Managing Partner of Klein Wealth Management at HighTower Advisors, discuss the value of a wealth advisor in the current economic climate, capital gains irrespective of market conditions, the psychology of investing, IRAs, and more.

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    Wednesday, October 04th, 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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  • Preparation in Negotiation

    “Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow,” or even “why put off to tomorrow what you can put off to the day after tomorrow,” go some oft-quoted and well-loved maxims about procrastination. I’ve pulled as many all-nighters as the next guy, but when it comes to negotiation, it’s preparation – not procrastination – that’s your friend. Preparation is key to effective negotiating and is the number one factor that will give you a competitive edge. Here, the negotiation prep steps you can’t skimp on: Flesh out the issues in writing. Perhaps the most overlooked yet most critical piece of ...

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    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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