June 2019
You Can’t Hide Your Lying Eyes:
Body Language in Negotiation
By Joe Campolo, Esq.
Though we like to think we base our judgments on character, rather than making assumptions on appearance, it’s simply untrue. Humans are hardwired to notice posture, facial expressions, tone of voice, and more, and all of it helps us form an opinion. So no matter how careful you are with your words at the negotiation table, your body language may be betraying you. Consider these tips to empower you for your next negotiation. Read more.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training To Comply With New York State Law
Employers, did you know that New York State now mandates annual sexual harassment prevention training for all employees and requires that all new employees receive training upon hiring?  Comply with the October 9, 2019 deadline by having your team join us at our public training sessions that meet the NYS requirements. Each session includes breakfast and is presented in our state-of-the-art training center by Christine Malafi, Esq. , Senior Partner at CMM, who has advised countless Long Island businesses on sexual harassment prevention policies and training.

Take the stress out of preparing your own NYS-compliant training session by attending ours instead! Summer is a perfect time to bring your business into compliance with the new state rules. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion.
Employee Training
Thursday, July 11, 2019
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Designed for all employees in a non-supervisory or non-management role  –  $50 per person
Manager & Supervisor Training
Friday, July 12, 2019
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Designed for management and supervisory employees only, and includes the mandatory Employee Training  – $60 per person
Both trainings are located at our CMM Academy Training Center, 4175 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Discounted group rates are available: for more information, contact Sarah Muller at  smuller@cmmllp.com.

Employers should be aware that to fully comply with New York State law, they must also have a written sexual harassment policy in place. For businesses that send team members to either training session, CMM is pleased to offer discounted rates for review or drafting of such policies. Call us at (631) 738-9100.
Campolo’s Remarks at the 31st HIA-LI Annual Trade Show
CMM Managing Partner Joe Campolo was recently invited to speak at the 31st Annual HIA-LI Trade Show Luncheon, "Long Island Development: Economic Growth," where he shared developments from the recent Opportunity Analysis about the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge and the next steps for our region. Read his remarks here .
CMM Cares Book Drive
CMM Cares, the firm's charitable arm, is collecting books for Family Service League's Universal Pre-K program, which promotes literacy. If you would like to donate books, please bring them to our headquarters at 4175 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 400, Ronkonkoma, by June 10!
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Host your next meeting in our CMM Academy Training Room!
Organizations including the Guide Dog Foundation, HIA-LI, the Staller Center, and more have chosen to host events in our state-of-the-art training room. The room is 1,600 square feet, fully customizable to fit your needs, and outfitted with the latest audio visual services. Book your next event or meeting today! Learn more.
Spotlight on Alure Home Improvements
In an industry where contractors come and go,  Alure Home Improvements  – a full-service remodeling company that has helped homeowners turn their houses into dream homes since 1946 – has thrived. CMM Managing Partner  Joe Campolo  recently toured Alure’s showroom and spoke with his friend and client Sal Ferro, Alure’s President & CEO, about leadership philosophies, how to create raving fans out of clients and staff, and strategies to succeed in the Long Island market. Learn about Alure in our latest spotlight!  Read more.
Recent Changes in New York Election Law and How They Affect Your Business
By   Christine Malafi , Esq.
Employers, take note: New York State’s Election Law was recently amended as part of the state’s budget amendments, and the changes have important, immediate implications for employers. As of April 12, 2019, employees in New York who are registered voters may request and receive up to three hours paid time off to vote, regardless of their work schedule and without loss of pay. Read more.
Court of Appeals Holds Tenant’s Waiver of Right to Seek Declaratory Judgment Enforceable
By Patrick McCormick , Esq.
On May 7, 2019, the Court of Appeals agreed that a commercial tenant’s waiver of the right to bring a declaratory judgment action was enforceable. This decision has the potential to alter landlord-tenant law in New York State for years to come. Read more.
Suffolk County’s Plastics Ban: What Your Business Needs to Know
Suffolk County is the first county in New York State to restrict the use of plastic straws according to County Executive Steve Bellone, who signed a pair of bills banning restaurants and retailers from distributing plastic straws and stirrers as well as Styrofoam products. If you operate a food service establishment in Suffolk County, here’s what you need to know. Read more.