Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Capital Region Human Resources Association Presents: The ADA & FMLA

Albany, NY - The Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) will hold the next Monthly Meeting and Program on February 18, 2009.

This month’s program is a breakfast session featuring an examination of the recent amendments and regulations, explain in practical terms what these amendments mean for New York employers, and explore how the amended ADA and FMLA will interact with other legal obligations to individuals with disabilities, as well as military service people and their families. Our program speaker is John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR , Deputy Managing Attorney of Bond, Schoeneck & King.

The event begins with registration from 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m., breakfast buffet 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., and program from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road in Albany.

Reservations may be made at or by contacting CRHRA at (518) 463-8687. The event is open to the public, CRHRA Members $20, Non-Members $25, Students $10.

Tom DiNapoli to Address Business Leaders & HR Professionals at One-Day Conference

The New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, will be the morning keynote speaker at the 2009 Capital Region Human Resource Association annual one-day conference on March 19, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road. Comptroller DiNapoli, who earned a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, will discuss his views of how the New York State economy is affecting businesses throughout the state, both short and long term. This conference, themed “Sustainable Human Resources – Supporting our Organizations and our World” includes a combination of education, networking, and vendor relations benefiting human resource professionals and business leaders across all industries. For details regarding the event, please contact CRHRA at 518-463-8687 or visit

Human Resource Association Supports Unemployed Members with Voucher System

As this economy continues to slow and many of our colleagues are losing jobs, it is critical for local professionals to continue networking to maintain connections and seek new job opportunities. One local professional chapter is helping its unemployed members to maintain their professional connections without any additional financial hardship. The Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) has established a confidential Voucher System to assist members in career transition with their job search and development. To ensure that members can continue to connect with their colleagues, CRHRA offers an opportunity for active members who are currently unemployed to continue attending up to two meetings (per year) at no cost to them The average cost per meeting is $30. The CRHRA Workforce Readiness Committee and Board of Directors hope this program will help unemployed members with critical networking opportunities important for a successful job search, especially during challenging economic times. For information about CRHRA, call 463-8687 or visit