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: Wage and Hour- Basics, and More

When: Friday, June 7th, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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

Cost: Free for members

To register:  click here or email

The presentation will cover the essentials of Wage and Hour issues including recent developments as well as compensable time such as “off the clock”, meals, reasst, waiting and on-call time.  We will explore some exempt employee issues as well.  Attendees will walk away with a solid understanding (or refresher) on the key elements of wage and hour issues and be better prepared to address them in their workplace.

Presenter Douglas Gerhardt, Partner, Harris Beach PLLC 
Douglas has a diverse statewide practice focusing on labor and employment law, particularly representing school districts in a wide range of issues, including general education matters, labor and human resources.  Douglas serves as general counsel, special counsel and public sector labor counsel to school districts across New York state, including some of the largest.  He frequently advises clients on complicated employment issues, student matters, First Amendment free speech issues and common business practices.  Douglas is integrally involved in counseling on new laws and rules impacting educational institutions and is a frequent lecturer on legal issues affecting school districts, public employers and labor relations.