Client Memos

KEEPING YOU INFORMED…Governor David Paterson recently issued Executive Order 33 prohibiting New York State agencies from discriminating against any individual on the basis of gender identity in matters pertaining to employment including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, retention, job appointment, promotion, tenure, recruitment or...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… With the New Year upon us, it may be a good time to review the composition of your bargaining units to ascertain whether there are any employees who should not be in a union due to their “managerial” and/or “confidential” status.With the New...

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), emails and other forms of electronic communication are subject to disclosure under the same circumstances as paper records. Whenever board members use e-mail to communicate with each other in their capacities as board members, such e-mail...

The current economic climate has forced school boards to make difficult cost cutting decisions. One measure being considered by many school boards is the excessing of professional staff members. For this reason, it is important to review the applicable rules that apply to...