Client Memos

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… In the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, we would like to summarize the following key issues with respect to school safety:School Safety Plans. In the aftermath of the Columbine shootings in 1999, the New York State Legislature passed the Safe...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… “Romance” is defined as, among other things, “a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love;” or “a love affair, especially one that is not very serious or long-lasting.”[1] When it comes to the workplace, however, there is a significant and potentially detrimental...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… This may be a good time for you to review the composition of your bargaining units to determine whether there are any employees who should be removed due to their “managerial” or “confidential” status. Employees who are formally designated as either “managerial” and/or...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Now that you are off and running with the start of 2018, it is a good time to hit “refresh” on your labor and employment-related practices to ensure that they are up-to-date and provide for efficient and effective management of your work force.Here...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to remind you about your obligations pursuant to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act. Although the Act was amended in 2015 to, among other things, eliminate the requirement to provide current employees with annual wage notices by February 1, the...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law legislation extending the State’s veterans “eligible funds” property tax exemption to school taxes. This exemption allows for a reduction in the assessed value of property purchased by veterans with the use of “eligible funds;” i.e., a...