Human Resources Network

The Human Resources Network consists of Member human resource managers, benefits administrators, recruiters and others interested in human resources activities who gather 4-6 times per year to hear presentations on and discuss current issues in human resources. The Human Resources Network also gives direction to the HR related topics in the CI Newsletter and assists in the development of wage salary and benefit surveys.

Next Meeting: Workplace Harassment Prevention


When:  Friday, January  19, 2018, from 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Where:  Council of Industry Office, Media Room, The Desmond Campus MSMC, Newburgh, NY

Presenter: Thomas McDonough, Esq. and Susan Friedfel of Jackson Lewis P.C. 

Cost: None for members

Registration:  Online click here  or email  

The law regarding sexual harassment in the workplace has not substantially changed in more than 30 years. Nonetheless, claims of sexual harassment in the workplace are grabbing headlines like never before. While the focus to date has been on celebrities, public figures and business leaders, we believe the prevalence and notoriety of these stories will lead to an increase in internal complaints and/or claims alleging similar misconduct against individuals and entities that are outside the public eye. As a result, now is an important time for employers to (1) Review their sexual harassment and other EEO policies; (2) Redistribute such policies to all employees to remind them of the employer’s expectations and complaint procedure; and (3) Conduct training for executives, managers and supervisors with respect to these policies. Employers taking these proactive measures may prevent unlawful harassment in the workplace, thus minimizing the substantial risks and liabilities associated with such conduct.

To register click the link above or for more information contact Alison Butler  at or call (845) 565- 1355.