Client Memos

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… The Governor recently signed into law several bills designed to, among other things, protect and further women’s equality in the workplace. To accomplish this goal, the new legislation aims to help women achieve pay equality (S.1/A.6075), protect all employees from sexual harassment in...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to advise you of a recent ruling from the United States Education Department Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) with respect to student health plans. OCR determined that a New York school district failed to review a student’s Diabetes Medical Management...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Below are the important dates and deadlines for the 2016 Budget Vote and Election:MARCH – APRIL 2016March 1:Deadline for submission to the State Comptroller, the Commissioner of Education and the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance of the District’s Tax Levy Limit for...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… The New York State Education Department has announced that, effective immediately, it is initiating a three year “Individualized Education Program (IEP) Facilitation Pilot Program” in school districts on Long Island and in New York City schools in Queens and the Bronx.[1]  The Program...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Last week, the New York State Board of Regents adopted proposed amendments to its Rules relating to annual professional performance reviews (“APPR”) for classroom teachers and building principals. The following amendments were adopted as emergency measures and may be formally adopted in November...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED…With the start of school just around the corner, we take this opportunity to inform you about current legal requirements for student immunizations and recent changes issued by the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”). The new requirements will go into effect...