Diane M. Pfadenhauer, M.S., J.D., SPHR

Diane M. Pfadenhauer, M.S., J.D., SPHR

Assistant Professor

Business Administration and Marketing LI
Accounting M.B.A. LI
M.B.A. LI
Health Care Management M.B.A. LI
Health Care Management M.B.A. — Health Information Systems LI
Management M.S. — Health Care Management LI
Management M.S. — Human Resources Management LI
Management M.S. — Organizational Management LI
M.B.A. Online BK LI
Graduate Management Studies BK LI
Organizational Management LI

Contact

SJC Long Island

  • 631.687.1487
  • Business Technology Center, Room 2-4

Education

J.D., cum laude, St. John's University School of Law

M.S., Labor & Industrial Relations, with distinction, New York Institute of Technology

B.A., Industrial Relations, SUNY Potsdam

Bio

Diane Pfadenhauer is an attorney, human resources professional and is a graduate professor in the Graduate Management Studies program at St. Joseph’s College in New York.

Ms. Pfadenhauer teaches courses in employment law and human resources. Her practice focuses on workplace investigations, sensitivity and compliance training, conflict resolution, employment mediation and arbitration. She is also the author of nine books including Workplace Investigations: Discrimination and Harassment, The Employer’s Guide to New York Employment Laws, The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act and The Employer’s Guide to COBRA Self-Administration. She has been quoted in major news publications around the country, including Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Newsday and Long Island Business News on issues related to employment law and human resources.

Ms. Pfadenhauer holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, an M.S. from New York Institute of Technology’s Center for Labor and Industrial Relations and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute. She is also certified as an Employment Law Mediator by Cornell University. Her professional memberships include: New York State Bar Association – Labor and Employment Law and Dispute Resolution Sections; Member, Advisory Board, Center for Labor and Employment Law, St. John’s University School of Law; Member of the Suffolk County Public Employment Relations Board (appointed by the County Legislature for a six-year term), Society for Human Resources Management and the Nassau County Bar Association.

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Committee Member, NYSBA Labor & Employment Section, EEO Committee

Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

Member, National Speakers Association

Member, and Past Board Member, Human Resources Association of New York/SHRM

Past president, American Society of Training & Development, Long Island Chapter

Select Publications

Workplace Investigations: Discrimination and Harassment, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9815831-0-5.

The Employer’s Guide to New York Employment Laws, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9815831-3-6.

The Employer’s Guide to COBRA Self-Administration, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9815831-2-9.

New York State Employer’s Legal Guide, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9815831-3-6.

The Employer’s Guide to the Family & Medical Leave Act , 2011. ISBN 978-0-9815831-6-7.

23 Ways to Jumpstart your Human Resources Career, 2012. ISBN 978-193729900-2.

Diane M. Pfadenhauer, The Wage and Hour Law Guide, 2013.

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (Summer 2009), “Selection and Communication in Layoff Planning: The Cornerstones of a Successful Reduction-in-Force.” The Journal of Private Equity.

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (April 2009). “How to Ruin an Organization Through Poor Workforce Planning.” Daily Bankruptcy Review. (Dow Jones, Inc.)

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (May/June 2008). “The Dirty Dozen: How to Compromise the Effectiveness of a Workplace Investigation.” HR Advisor Journal: Legal & Practical Guidance (Thomson-West).

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (Fall/Winter 2007-2008). “Beyond the WARN Notice: Getting to the Tipping Point and Beyond.” New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter.

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (July, 2007). “Beyond the WARN Notice: Getting to the Tipping Point and Beyond.” HR Advisor Journal: Legal & Practical Guidance (Thomson-West).

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (Spring, 2007), Workplace Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs. New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter.

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (December, 2006). “Dispute Resolution Programs: Design Considerations and Alterna-tives.” HR Advisor Journal: Legal and Practical Guidance (Thomson-West).

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (October, 2006) “Disaster Recovery Takes a Team.” Law.com.

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (September, 2006). “Disaster Recovery: Teams Work.” Law Technology News.

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (August, 2006). “Outsourcing Human Resources in a Turnaround.” Journal of Corporate Renewal.

Hayden, Heidi S. and Diane M. Pfadenhauer (October 2005). “Implementing Early Retirement Incentive Programs: A Step-by-Step Guide.” HR Advisor Journal: Legal and Practical Guidance. (Thomson-West).

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (August 2005). “Workplace Investigations: Rethinking the Traditional Paradigm and Advocating the Use of Third Party Investigators.” HR Advisor Journal: Legal and Practical Guidance. (Thomson-West).

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (April 2005). “Focusing on People is Key to Turnaround Success.” Daily Bankruptcy Review. (Dow Jones, Inc.)

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (March 2005). “Staying Focused: The Impact of Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny on Board and Senior Management Selection and Retention and Corporate Performance.” Journal of Private Equity - Special Turna-round Management Issue.

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (December 2004). “Retaining and Working With Outside Labor and Employment Counsel.” HR Advisor Journal: Legal and Practical Guidance. (Thomson-West)

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (March 1998). “Selecting and Using Outside Labor and Employment Counsel.” HR Magazine.

Pfadenhauer, Diane M. (December 1996). “The Economy and Employment at Will.” New York State Bar Association: Labor and Employment Section Newsletter.