HR Law for Supervisors with Matthew Burr

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about important federal and state workplace laws and regulations related to labor standards, safety, anti-discrimination, and harassment.

Fee $70, includes light refreshments


Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,
Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca
Presented by the Human Services Coalition
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

For many supervisors, making a mistake that gets you into “hot water” with HR may be one of your greatest fears. This program will provide a high-level overview of the impacts these laws can have not only on your organization, but supervisors and managers in your day to day job duties. You will gain a better understanding of the laws through the use of detailed examples, discussion, and real-world scenarios.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about important federal and state workplace laws and regulations related to labor standards, safety, antdiscrimination, and harassment
  • Use discussion questions and “what if” scenarios to reinforce learning
  • Be provided a guidebook for daily reference
About the Presenter

Matthew W. Burr, MBA, MHRIR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR Matthew Burr has over eleven years of experience working in the human resources field. He spent his
career in manufacturing and health care before founding Burr Consulting, LLC., a human resources consulting company.

Matthew has a generalist HR background and provides strategic HR services to his clients, focusing on small and medium sized organizations. He specializes in labor and employment law, conflict resolution, performance management, and labor and employment relations. Matthew is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Elmira College and a Certification Exam Instructor for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He works as a trainer for Tompkins Cortland Community College, Corning Community College, Broome Community College and Penn State University. Matthew is an On-Call Mediator and Fact-Finder through the Public
Employment Relations Board of New York State, working with public sector employers and labor unions.

Matthew has an associate’s degree in business administration from TC3, a bachelor’s degree in business management from Elmira College, a master’s degree in human Resources & Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, and master’s degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University. He currently holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and the Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications. His first book, “$74,000 in 24 Months: How I Killed my Student Loans (and You Can Too!)”, was published in 2017.

Registration and Payment

Register online at If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607-273-8686 or email

Cancellation Policy

All registration sales are final – we are unable to refund or transfer fees onto a different workshop for missed sessions.  At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the cancellation on our website:, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.


Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose non-profit board and staff members cannot attend without one. To request a scholarship, email: in advance of the workshop.

The Coalition is a United Way agency.

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