Profile

John counsels and represents employers of all types and sizes in a variety of labor and employment-related contexts, including workplace investigations, policy development and review, wage and hour and EEO compliance, union organizing campaigns, strikes and picketing, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Division of Human Rights and the EEOC, and employment litigation in Federal and State courts.

He also provides a broad range of employment law and human resource training to executives, managers, supervisors, and employees.

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  • Listed in:
    • “500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers," Lawdragon, 2020, 2021, 2022
    • “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Up-and-Comers,” Human Resource Executive® 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
    • "Lawyer of the Year" Albany Labor Law - Management, Best Lawyers in America® 2014, 2017, 2020, 2022
    • "Lawyer of the Year" Albany Litigation - Labor and Employment, Best Lawyers in America® 2015
    • “Lawyer of the Year” Albany Employment Law – Management, Best Lawyers in America® 2014
    • New York Super Lawyers®, 2009 - present
    • Best Lawyers in America®, 2007 - present
    • “Friend of the Year,” Capital Region Human Resources Association, 2012
  • Excellence in Alumni Service Award, Albany Law School, 2005
  • 40 Under Forty Honoree, Capital District Business Review, 2004
  • Executive Editor, Albany Law Review
  • New York State Bar Association

  • Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce
  • ADK HR
  • American Automobile Association, National HR Conference
  • American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), Hudson Mohawk Chapter
  • Business Council of New York State, Labor and Human Resources Committee
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • Capital Region Human Resources Association
  • Capital Region Recruiters Network
  • College and University Personnel Association (CUPA-HR)
  • Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbia Greene Workforce Roundtable
  • Empire State Society of Association Executives
  • Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
  • HR Pro (formerly Personnel Management Association)
  • International Personnel Management Association (IPMA)
  • LeadingAge New York
  • Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY)
  • Mid-Hudson Human Resource Association
  • Mid-Hudson Valley Society for Human Resource Management
  • Mohawk Valley Society for Human Resource Management
  • New York Credit Union Association
  • New York State Association of Health Care Providers
  • New York State Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (NYAHSA)
  • New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • New York State Funeral Directors Association
  • New York State Industries for the Disabled
  • New York State Insurance Association
  • New York State Rehabilitation Association
  • New York State Job Service Employer Committees (Albany, Fulton/Montgomery, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Columbia & Greene Counties)
  • New York State Society for Human Resource Management
  • New York State Telecommunications Association, Inc.
  • Northeast New York Health Care Human Resources Association
  • Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce
  • Society for Human Resource Management

  • Quoted in “Trump Sued Over ‘One Reg In, Two Out’ Executive Order,” Society for Human Resource Management Newsletter, February 14, 2017
  • New York's salary threshold for executive and administrative exemptions has increased," Business Journal News Network, February 13, 2017
  • Quoted in "Businesses react to changes in OT rules," The Daily Gazette, December 19, 2016
  • Quoted in "Locally, opinions divided on Obama’s overtime rule change," The Daily Gazette, May 18, 2016
  • John M. Bagyi and James Holahan, "What Employees Don't Know Hurts Everyone," New York Law Journal Special Report, March 9, 2014
  • John M. Bagyi and W.S Becker, "The Civil Rights Act of 1991," Human Resources Encyclopedia, Pfeiffer, 2011
  • "Preventing Harassment," Security Management, January 2009
  • "Legal Q&A," CRHRA Newsletter, 2001-2004
  • "Employee handbooks: a tool to avoid employer liability," Professional Insurance Agents Magazine, June 2004
  • John M. Bagyi and Peter A. Jones, "Blowing the Whistle: Dealing with Sarbanes Oxley and Beyond," HR Review, New York State Society for Human Resource Management, Spring/Summer 2004
  • "Union Organizing - what you need to know now, Tools for the Trade," New York State Association of Health Care Providers, May/June 2004
  • John M. Bagyi and Peter A. Jones, "What HR Professionals Need To Know About HIPAA's Privacy Regulations," HR Review, New York State Society for Human Resource Management, Fall/Winter 2002
  • "Employee Handbooks Have Become A Necessary Tool For Employers," Capital District Business Review, July 5, 2002
  • "New Union Election Law Affects Some Employers," The Human Resource Line, The Business Council of New York State, February 2002
  • John M. Bagyi and Louis P. DiLorenzo, "Employment Litigation in Upstate New York: Results of the Bond, Schoeneck & King Study," New York Employment Law & Practice, October 2001 Contributor, Paul Grossman, et al., Employment Discrimination Law (Supp. 2000; Supp. 2002)
  • "Board of Education of Kiryas Joel v. Grumet: Misconstruing the Status Quo as a Neutral Baseline," 60 Albany Law Review 543, 1996
  • "Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick: The Court of Appeals' Voice of Compassion," 59 Albany Law Review 1913, 1996

  • Member, Voorheesville Central School District Steering Committee, 2022-present
  • Founder & Facilitator, CRHRA HR Leadership Program, 2006-present
  • General Counsel, New York State Society for Human Resource Management, Inc., 2005-present
  • Founder & Facilitator, CRHRA/Bond HR Executive Briefing Series, 2004-present
  • Member, Voorheesville Central School District Shared Decision Making Committee, 2021-2022
  • Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Association – Northeastern New York Chapter, 2018-2021
  • Co-Chair, Capital Leadership Steering Committee, Albany –Colonie Chamber of Commerce, 2003-2005
  • Board of Directors, Capital Region Human Resources Association, 2002-2004