• Employer’s Guide to Avoiding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Given the recent headlines, all employers should be reminded that they have a legal duty to maintain a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment suits are prosecuted under the same federal and state laws that are used to sue employers for racial discrimination and harassment, so it is critical that every employer take this form of sexual discrimination seriously. As we have seen, employers have paid a high price for failing to address sexual harassment complaints adequately. What is sexual harassment? The New York State Division of Human Rights defines sexual harassment as a “hostile environment” consisting of words, ...

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    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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  • The Continuing Evolution of Personal Jurisdiction in New York Over an Out-of-State Defendant

    One of the more challenging and ever-evolving issues that we continue to see is determining what is necessary to obtain personal jurisdiction in New York State over an individual or business that resides or does business out of state. If you are dealing with real property in New York, a tort that occurred in New York, or a defendant who resides in or regularly does business in New York, jurisdiction is easily exercised.  The issue arises when the defendant you are seeking to sue in New York has few or no ties to the state.  In such cases, courts go ...

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    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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  • Can You Control What Happens to Your Remains After You Die?

    The answer is “sort of.”  How’s that for an attorney’s response?   I say that because you can’t really control anything from the grave.  The best that you can do is try to pre-plan. There are a couple of things that you can do.  The first is to actually do a pre-plan or a pre-need, as they call it in the funeral business.  This means you actually go to a funeral home, tell them what you want, and pay for it.  You tell them everything from what kind of casket you want (or don’t want) to how many limos there should be. Now ...

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    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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  • January 19 – Campolo Moderates HIA-LI Legislative Breakfast Featuring Elected Officials

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    Friday, December 01st, 2017

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  • Malafi Elected to Board of Directors of Family Service League

    Ronkonkoma, NY – An advocate for the local community, Christine Malafi, a partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service League, a Long Island based non-profit human service organization that provides a safety net for people in need. Established in 1926, Family Service League (FSL) touches the lives of 50,000 people annually, addressing some of the most prevalent and pressing human needs facing our Long Island communities.  The agency delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a spectrum of service areas ...

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    Monday, November 27th, 2017

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  • Bedgear CEO Says Entrepreneurs Should Expect 80-90 Hour Weeks

    Joe Campolo and Eugene Alletto. Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz By Ken Schachter kenneth.schachter@newsday.com Entrepreneurs’ efforts to strike a work-life balance are completely off-base, the chief executive of Farmingdale-based Bedgear LLC said at a Stony Brook University showcase. “There’s no work-life balance. There’s work-life integration,” said Eugene Alletto, who founded the maker of “performance” pillows, bedding and mattresses in 2009. Speaking Tuesday night at the Entrepreneurs Edge series staged by the College of Business, Alletto said work consumes his time and there’s no way to separate it from the rest of his life. “You’re going to be working . . . 80 or 90 hours a week,” ...

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    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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  • Can I Replace a Seasonal Employee Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

    By Carrie Mason-Draffen carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com DEAR CARRIE: I have a question about a worker who is out on a workers’ compensation claim. He worked as a seasonal employee and will be out about six months. If he is not able to come back to work before the new season starts, can the employer fill the position right away, and is the employer obligated to hire that employee again? — Employer’s Rights DEAR DOESN’T: For answers, I turned to an attorney who primarily represents employers, Christine Malafi, a partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick in Ronkonkoma. Based on the facts you presented, she said the employer ...

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    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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  • The Hauppauge Industrial Park Deserves Its Day in the Sun

    By Joe Campolo and Terri Alessi-Miceli When people talk about Long Island, they mention its sandy beaches, seaside harbors and quaint villages. Perhaps the largest, and most hidden, gem among these sites is the Hauppauge Industrial Park (HIP), the second largest industrial park in the nation behind Silicon Valley and a major economic engine serving all Long Island. But for too long, the businesses in the park have been deprived a seat at the table when Town and State budgets are determined, threatening the Park’s success and survival despite its major economic contributions to the state and local economy. It’s imperative that ...

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    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

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  • Salespeople: Employees or Independent Contractors?

    By Bernadette Starzee By using independent contractors instead of hiring employees, employers cut various expenses, from health insurance to payroll taxes. However, workers are sometimes misclassified as independent contractors when they are really employees, which could be a costly mistake for their employers. Often, misclassification shows up in the salesperson category. As salespeople have various arrangements with regard to where they work and how they are compensated, even well-meaning employers often get the classification wrong. Employers might also think that because their salespeople are paid on a commission basis rather than a salary that they do not have to classify them as employees. “When ...

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    Tuesday, November 07th, 2017

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  • CMM October Newsletter: Mastering Negotiation Through Psychology, East End Votes CMM “Best of the Best” Law Firm, and More

    CMM October Newsletter: Mastering Negotiation Through Psychology, East End Votes CMM "Best of the Best" Law Firm, and More

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    Monday, October 30th, 2017

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