Client Memos

The New York State Legislature recently passed a bill that would extend through December 15, 2015, the use of lever-voting machines for village, school district, library and special district elections throughout the State. Without the extension, these municipalities would have been required to purchase or...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. We therefore 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”). These new requirements went into effect on July 1, 2014 and...

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...