Client Memos

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… School districts are facing an increased number of situations involving transgender and gender nonconforming students. While New York has yet to enact legislation specifically addressing transgender and gender nonconforming students, the State Education Department recently issued Guidance outlining best practices regarding these issues. The...

Since February is the month of love, we thought it would be a good time to remind you about both some of the potential legal issues that may arise because of workplace romances, as well as some of the best practices that you should consider...

This memorandum is being written to remind you about your obligations pursuant to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act and to inform you that the Act has just been amended, effective on February 27, 2015. The amendments, among other changes, eliminate an employer’s obligation to...

We are writing to remind you that any employee designated as “managerial” and/or “confidential” by the Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”) is excluded from the definition of “public employee” and cannot be included in a bargaining unit. As the new calendar year begins, it is...

We are writing to remind you about your obligations pursuant to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act and to inform you that the Act has just been amended, effective on February 27, 2015. The amendments, among other changes, eliminate an employer’s obligation to provide annual...

The U.S. Department of Education, New York Office for Civil Rights, (“OCR”) recently determined that a BOCES discriminated against students by failing to publish a non-discrimination notice that complied with federal laws and regulations.[1] We encourage all of our school district and BOCES clients (“schools”)...