February Meeting Announcement

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Where: Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club (169 Main Street, New York Mills)


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Appetizers / Member Meeting

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Keynote Speaker


2020 NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Update: New Rules Mean Big Changes for Employers

This presentation will review the new Sexual Harassment Prevention Law which was signed into law in August 2019, and how it will impact employers. Specifically, this presentation shall address: (1) New York State’s new harassment standard; (2) elimination of the Faragher-Ellerth defense; (3) elimination of employer coverage threshold under the New York State Human Rights Law; (4) enhanced damages for employees; (5) broader liability as to employee harassment against third-parties; (6) enhanced training requirements; (7) new settlement requirements; (8) extension of time-period for employees to file claims with the New York State Division of Human Rights; (9) fines and penalties under the New York State Human Rights Law; (10) best discipline practices; and (11) New York State standards for investigation of sexual harassment claims.

Presented by Michael J. Sciotti, Esq.  

Michael is a trusted advisor, trainer, and litigator to hundreds of employers on labor and employment matters. His practice includes defending employers, owners, and members of management in all types of discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, and retaliation claims brought under Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, GINA, NYS Human Rights Law, and Labor Law. Michael also defends wage-and-hour actions and claims, including class-action lawsuits, brought under federal and state law. He has tried nearly two dozen cases to verdict in federal and state court and before the NYS Division of Human Rights.

Michael also provides day-to-day counseling for employers on all aspects of labor and employment law and conducts internal investigations; audits; and supervisory and employee training, including sexual harassment-prevention training, on a regular basis. He has given over 700 labor and employment presentations to organizations that include the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Payroll Association, the American Corporate Counsel Association, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Northern District of New York Federal Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and Lorman Education Services.

Program does not qualify for SHRM certification credits; however, you may be able to self-submit for HRCI credits


$25 – MVSHRM Members

$25 – Chamber Members / Genesis / Other SHRM Chapters

$35 – Non-Members / Guest

$10 – Student (Member / Guest)


$200 – Table of 8

$100 – Table of 4

Both prices for members of the same organization, MVSHRM member / non-member

Register / pay on-line at:  www.mvshrm.org

If paying by check please make payable to “MVSHRM” and bring with you to the meeting or mail to: MVSHRM, PO Box 428, New Hartford, NY 13413

If you have problems registering, please contact info@mvshrm.org

(Registrants who fail to provide 24-hour advance notice of cancellation will be responsible for the applicable registration fee)

Deadline to register is Friday, February 7, 2020

If you currently are not an MVSHRM member you may complete a membership application at: http://www.mvshrm.org/form.php?form_id=8 , or contact info@mvshrm.org

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