Client Memos

On May 15, 2012, the New York State Department of Civil Service, Employee Benefits Division, issued another policy memorandum, effective immediately, regarding health insurance buyouts from the New York State Health Insurance Plan ("NYSHIP").  Their previous policy memorandum expressly prohibited NYSHlP-participating employers from allowing buyouts...

The New York State Department of Civil Service, Employee Benefits Division has issued a policy memorandum that "clarifies" the circumstances pursuant to which employees who drop their employer-sponsored coverage in the New York State Health Insurance plan NYSHIP,) to participate in a health insurance buyout...

Pursuant to the requirements of the Dignity for All Students Act ("DASA" or the "Act") which takes effect on July l,20l2,the Board of Regents recently approved an amendment to section 100.20) of the Commissioner's Regulations related to existing Codes of Conduct in public schools....

As this year's budget vote grows near, school districts are continuing to explore ways to reduce costs and increase revenue. This memorandum outlines the key procedures for two viable and tangible options - selling or leasing unneeded real property....

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… On February 16, 2012, an agreement on a proposal to modify the APPR law (Education Law §3012-c) was reached by the Governor, the State Education Department (“SED”) and the New York State United Teachers.  Legislation to implement this agreement will be submitted with...