Bond Attorney John M. Bagyi To Present At 60th Annual SHRM National Conference In Chicago On June 24th

May 22, 2008

(Albany, NY) Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC is pleased to announce John M. Bagyi, Deputy Managing Attorney of the Firm's Albany Office, will present "Identifying, Investigating, and Eradicating Workplace Harassment" at the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) 60th Annual National Conference. The conference is being held in Chicago June 22-25th, and Mr. Bagyi's presentation will be delivered on June 24th. The conference is expected to draw over 15,000 human resource professionals from throughout the United States.

Mr. Bagyi's presentation will address workplace harassment issues and how HR professionals can be prepared to take pro-active steps to indentify harassment concerns and respond appropriately when an employee complains. His session will cover the ten most common mistakes employers make in addressing harassment, and provide practical tips on how to avoid legal liability associated with harassment, including how to deal with internal pressure during investigations.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management. SHRM's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR's essential, strategic role. Founded in 1948, SHRM represents more than 225,000 individual members in over 125 countries, and has a network of more than 575 affiliated chapters in the United States, as well as offices in China and India. For more information on SHRM and the upcoming national conference, visit their website at

As an attorney and certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, Mr. Bagyi counsels and represents employers of all types and sizes in a variety of labor and employment-related contexts and is the youngest attorney in New York State listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for labor and employment law. He is also listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Emerging Leaders.

Mr. Bagyi serves as General Counsel to the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Capital Region Human Resources Association. A guest lecturer at Albany Law School and the School of Business at the University at Albany, Mr. Bagyi is a frequent speaker at national, state and local conferences. He has also written extensively on labor and employment law topics.

A graduate of the University at Albany, State University of New York (B.A.) and Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., magna cum laude), Mr. Bagyi served as an Executive Editor of the Albany Law Review.

Bond, Schoeneck & King's Albany Office was opened in 1971 and has been serving all of Tech Valley ever since. With 27 lawyers in Tech Valley and over 175 firm-wide, Bond is uniquely positioned to counsel and represent clients of all types and sizes, from small business owners to multi-national corporations.

Our attorneys are continuously recognized for their abilities. For example, we have more attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America® than any Albany firm and more Labor and Employment Law attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America® than any other firm in New York.

Bond also operates offices in Buffalo, Garden City, Ithaca, New York City, Oswego, Syracuse and Utica, New York; as well as Overland Park, Kansas; Bonita Springs and Naples, Florida. For a complete list of practice areas and industries served visit the Bond web site at