Friday, January 7, 2011

CRHRA Annual Legal Update and Dinner Meeting

The Capital Region Human Resources Association Presents:
Happy New Year! Resolve to Bring Your Business Into Legal Compliance in 2011

Albany, NY - The Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) will hold it’s annual legal update and dinner meeting on Wednesday, January 19, 2011.

Afternoon Legal Update

2010 was filled with so many new employment laws, regulations and court decisions, it has become difficult for employers to insure they remain in compliance.  This program will get you caught up on recent employment law developments and, more importantly – what they mean for your organization. 

This year’s legal update will be presented by John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR who will address and provide practical guidance on –

  • New obligations, remedies and penalties under New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act developments
  • Emerging social media concerns
  • Deductions from wages prohibited under Section 193
  • Funeral leave for same-sex committed partners
  • Enforcement and litigation trends
  • What’s on the horizon for 2011
  • And much, much more!

This program has been submitted for 2.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).  

Dinner Program

After the legal update, enjoy cocktails, networking and dinner with your Human Resources colleagues.  After dinner, audience members will participate in an interactive game show to test their knowledge of employment and labor law and recent legal updates.  How many employment laws did Ron Burgundy break in Anchorman?  Is Jim Halpert’s commission cap legal?  Did George Constanza have to be paid when he did nothing with the Penske file?  Come and find out!  Presented by attorneys Sanjeeve DeSoyza, Sarah Delaney Vero, Michael Billok and Nicholas Fusco from Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.  

This program has been submitted for 1.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).  

The legal update begins with registration from 2:30pm-3:00pm, and workshop from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The dinner program will begin with registration and cocktail hour from 5:00-6:00pm, dinner from 6:00pm-7:00pm, and program from 7:00pm – 8:00pm at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road in Albany.

Reservations may be made at or by contacting CRHRA at (518) 463-8687.  The events are open to the public.  The Legal Update: CRHRA Members $59, Non-Members $79, Students $40. Dinner Program: CRHRA Members $35, Non-Members $43, Students $15.

The Capital Region Human Resource Association is the Northeastern New York State Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). CRHRA is a local organization dedicated to serving Human Resource Professionals and has been advancing the profession for over 60 years.  The Chapter was founded in 1946 and is currently comprised of over 1000 professionals, employed in various human resource functions in over 450 companies region wide. 

For more information about CRHRA or to become a member, visit CRHRA’s website ( or contact CRHRA by phone (518) 463-8687.