Human Resources & Organizational Development


Human capital is every business's most important asset, but many owners are too busy managing the financial wellbeing of their companies to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the people behind it.

Grassi's HR & Organizational Development services help your business evaluate the operations, culture and people driving or limiting your company's profitability. Our specialists offer an objective perspective and practical recommendations based on decades of experience in HR management and business operations.

Human Resources Consulting

Our Human Resources consultants customize solutions to meet each client's unique business needs and provide just the right amount of HR support for you and your employees. Our HR outsourcing team can also fill in the gap for companies that don't have an HR department or are looking to enrich their existing function.

Services include:
  • Audit and analysis of existing HR function
  • Outsourced HR services
  • Recruitment of HR executives
  • Compliance and administration of U.S. employment law
  • Employee relations and performance management
  • Assessments of employee job descriptions, exempt/non-exempt status, policies and procedures
  • Sexual harassment prevention training
  • Compensation analysis
  • Workforce Planning

Organizational Development

Grassi's Organizational Development specialists give you a holistic view of your business that extends far beyond its financials. This unique viewpoint allows us to make recommendations that help your company save costs, retain employees, improve efficiencies and exceed its growth goals.

Services include:
  • Organizational assessments
  • Operational reviews
  • Job analysis
  • Cultural assessments
  • Policy development
  • Governance consulting
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Technology assessments
  • Evaluation of internal controls

For more information on our Human Resources Consulting and Organizational Development offerings and how our advisors can help your business thrive, please contact Jeff Agranoff, HR Consulting Principal, at 516.336.2418 or or Elizabeth Gousse Ballotte, Consulting Principal, at 212.223.5049 or

Articles & Alerts

Employer Obligations under the New COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and FMLA Benefits

On April 1, 2020, employers with less than 500 employees will be subject to the provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA).


Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Proposes Significant Relief for Businesses and Individuals

The Senate is negotiating the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third round of federal government COVID-19 aid. The proposed bill includes relief to help businesses, individuals and the economy recover from losses caused by the Coronavirus disaster.


New York State Announces 100% Remote Workforce Mandate

Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that nonessential businesses must keep 100% of their workforce at home starting on Sunday, March 22.


Transitioning to a Work-from-Home Workforce

With New York and other states mandating work-from-home arrangements in an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, Grassi's HR Consulting practice provides tips for managing this transition effectively.


Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed by President Trump

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act shortly after it passed through the Senate on March 18, 2020.  The legislation, which goes into effect 15 days after enactment, contains significant temporary provisions that impact employers with 500 employees or less


Additional Changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Additional changes have been made to the proposed Families First Coronavirus Response Act as it makes its way to the Senate and possibly to the President’s desk this week. The new legislation proposes changes to the original bill that affects employers with 500 or fewer employees.


Changes to FMLA and Paid Sick Leave Proposed for COVID-19 Patients and Caregivers

Within the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which passed the House of Representatives on March 12, are significant provisions that impact mid-sized employers. The Act is now working its way through the Senate and, if approved, will be in effect 15 days thereafter and remain in place until the end of 2020.