NYTHA schedules two continuing education programs for horsemen

Posted: April 18, 2018

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will host two continuing education seminars at Belmont Park in May, the organization said April 17.

Trainers and assistant trainers who attend will earn two hours of CE credit for each toward the four-hour annual New York State Gaming Commission requirement. The two seminars will be held in the Garden Terrace on the fourth floor of the Belmont clubhouse. Both will last two hours and include a half-hour question-and-answer period.

Maintaining Compliance with U.S. Immigration Law, May 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement representatives Paul Manning and Bruce Scott will guide horsemen through the regulations regarding I-9 forms, the responsibility of the employer when hiring new employees, and the agency’s employment compliance program IMAGE, or “ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers.”

Proper Documentation and Payment of Employee Time Under New York State and Federal Law, May 23 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Joseph M. Dougherty and Ben Wilkinson, attorneys at Hinman Straub PC, will conduct a presentation on Department of Labor regulations that impact horse trainers, with a review of current regulations and an update on recent developments under New York law.

Dougherty, a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Government Relations departments, represents a wide variety of clients in addressing issues that arise in and out of the workplace and in litigation matters. Wilkinson is an associate attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation departments, primarily representing individuals and employers in administrative matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR) and federal and state courts regarding claims of alleged unlawful employment actions. Wilkinson also regularly advises clients in the areas of wage and hour law compliance, family medical leave law compliance, and federal and state discrimination laws, among others.

Lunch will be served, and the seminars are free. For more information, contact NYTHA Executive Director Andy Belfiore at (718) 848-5045 (until Apr. 21) or (516) 488-2337 (beginning Apr. 22).