Client Memos

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Governor Cuomo recently signed a law providing a tax exemption for property that is owned by individuals who served in the armed forces from September 2, 1945 through December 26, 1991; i.e., the term of the “Cold War.”  School districts are authorized, but...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Governor Cuomo recently signed into law a bill requiring all school districts and BOCES to conduct periodic testing of potable water sources and systems to monitor potential lead contamination in occupied school buildings, and to develop and implement a lead remediation plan where...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing as a follow up to our June 17, 2016 client memo (copy attached) regarding the litigation challenging NYSHIP’s Policy Memorandum 122r3 (“the NYSHIP memo”).  The NYSHIP memo prohibits participating employers and agencies from allowing buyouts from a NYSHIP plan for...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the total number of federal complaints for non-sexual harassment has dramatically increased since 2000, with employees in workplaces without policies reporting the highest levels of harassment.  To combat workplace harassment, it is critical to have...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Below are the important dates and deadlines for the 2017 Budget Vote and Election: MARCH – APRIL 2017March 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 the...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… In 2012, NYSHIP issued Policy Memorandum 122r3 (“the NYSHIP memo”) prohibiting its participating employers and agencies from allowing buyouts from a NYSHIP plan for employees who were enrolled in other NYSHIP coverage, e.g., through a spouse’s family NYSHIP plan, during the buyout period. ...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Governor Cuomo recently signed into law legislation that will institute a 12-week paid family leave benefit for New York employees. It will be phased in beginning on January 1, 2018. The new law permits qualifying employees to take paid family leave for one of...