Yermash and Basso Named CMM Partners
We are  delighted to announce that CMM attorneys  Arthur Yermash  (left) and  Jeffrey Basso have been elevated to Partners at the firm, effective January 1, 2019.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Arthur and Jeff to the partnership,” said Managing Partner  Joe Campolo . “Not only is their promotion a milestone professional achievement for them, but also for the firm. We celebrated our 10-year anniversary in 2018, which also marked the first time we welcomed new partners from within the firm’s ranks. Their achievement is a testament to our growth and success.” Read more about Jeff and Arthur's career journeys here.
Campolo Welcomes President Bush’s Service Dog, Sully, Back to Long Island
The image of the service dog Sully lying next to the flag-draped casket of former President George H. W. Bush, whom Sully had assisted since June, attracted attention around the world in November when the photo went viral on social media.

Just before Christmas, when Sully returned to  America’s VetDogs  in Smithtown (where he was trained), CMM Managing Partner,  HIA-LI  Board Chairman, and United States Marine Corps veteran  Joe Campolo  was on hand at a press conference covered by the international media to welcome Sully home. Learn more about Sully's homecoming here and watch Joe's remarks here .
Yermash Presents at Agriculture and Landscaping Roundtable
9:30 - 11:30 AM
269 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton
Hear from John Larkin of  Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank , with special guest  Arthur Yermash  of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, at this interactive session for owners and business leaders in Long Island’s agriculture and landscaping industries. Learn from peers and industry experts. Register here .
CMM Business Breakfast: Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Wind Watch Golf & Country Club
1715 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
The United States Marine Corps is built on a tradition of discipline, dedication, and accomplishing its mission, no matter how difficult. The superior leadership skills and culture of selflessness required to succeed as a Marine offer invaluable lessons for any business organization. Join Joe Campolo , CMM Managing Partner and proud Marine Corps veteran, for a personal look at how the leadership culture of the Marine Corps has helped him as a leader and can empower other business owners, executives, and their employees to perform at the highest possible level.  Sponsored by HKM Associates , Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP , and Protegrity Advisors . Register now!
A Conversation About Philanthropy & Business
8:30 - 10:00 AM
CMM Training Center
4175 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Millennials and customers alike want to know that a company supports charitable organizations, creates opportunities to volunteer as a team, and is truly invested in the community. Your company’s philanthropic philosophy is a critical factor in the strength of your workforce and customer base. Join  Joe Campolo , Managing Partner of  Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP  and  Ken Cerini , Managing Partner of  Cerini & Associates, LLP  for a conversation about incorporating a charitable philosophy into your mission. This event will bring together business professionals and nonprofit leaders to network and help one another develop actionable strategies to weave philanthropy into a company’s DNA. Register here.
CMM Academy presents Winning :
What Would Jack Welch Think of Your Management Style?
8:30 - 10:00 AM
CMM Training Center
4175 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Take a deep dive into the management style of Jack Welch, whose get-it-done approach to leadership pivoted General Electric to worldwide success. CMM Managing Partner Joe Campolo will share lessons from  Winning and how Welch’s honest and be-the-best style of management can be put to work at any organization. Sponsored by Protegrity Advisors and Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP. Register here.
As we welcome 2019, employers should brush up on new laws regarding paid family leave, minimum wage, overtime exemptions, and salary history.
2019 Changes to Minimum Wage and Overtime Exempt Salary Threshold
By Vincent Costa , Esq.
Another year has come and gone. As we usher in 2019, business owners should know that New York State has also ushered in changes to the minimum wage and the overtime exempt salary threshold effective December 31, 2018. Read more.
New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Increased January 1, 2019
By Justin Ryu , Esq.
As of January 1, 2019, the length of paid leave and amount of weekly benefits under the New York Paid Family Leave Act (“PFLA”) increased, the first of three yearly increases. The PFLA, which took effect in 2018, provides eligible employees with job-protected, paid time off to bond with a child, care for a sick family member, or assist family when a service member is deployed abroad.  Read more.
Suffolk County Bans Inquiring About Salary History
By Arthur Yermash , Esq.
Suffolk County employers, take note: effective June 30, 2019, employers in the county will be barred from asking about a job applicant’s salary history during the hiring process or relying on any such information to determine compensation. The change is the result of the recently passed Restricting Information on Salaries and Earnings (“RISE”) Act, which applies to employers with four or more employees. Read more.