Client Memos

Given the recent outcry with regard to the Common Core rollout, the New York State Legislature recently adopted a bill temporarily altering how scores on Common-Core aligned State assessments will be factored into calculating teacher and principal Annual Professional Performance Review ratings....

Employers experience the highest volume of harassment complaints during the spring and summer months, based upon filing information distributed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. For this reason, this is a good time for you to create, re-examine and, if necessary, revise your anti-harassment policies....

A Nassau County Supreme Court judge recently issued the first major decision regarding the scope of the Dignity for All Students Act (“DASA”). In J.G.S., et al. v. Bellmore-Merrick Cent. High Sch. Dist., et al., the trial court concluded, in resolving the District’s pre-answer motion...

The New York State Workplace Violence Prevention Act, enacted in 2006, requires public employers with at least 20 full-time permanent employees to develop and implement a written Workplace Violence Prevention Program, evaluate their workplaces to assess the risk of violence, and implement an annual training...