Client Memos

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… The New York State Education Department recently issued a guidance memo to all school districts and BOCES clarifying the impact of half days upon the 180 session days required to receive the full amount of State aid.  That memo is available at: https://stateaid.nysed.gov/attendance/sched_halfdays_180_days_of_session.htm....

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to update you regarding the litigation challenging NYSHIP’s Policy Memorandum 122r3. The NYSHIP memo prohibits participating employers and agencies from allowing buyouts from a NYSHIP plan for employees who were enrolled in other NYSHIP coverage during the buyout period. The...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to inform you that the New York State Commissioner of Education has recently, for the first time, ruled that an educator’s service as a full-time regular substitute that does not ripen into a probationary appointment must be included, for recall...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We suggest that, at least once each year, you review the composition of your bargaining units to determine whether there are any employees who should be removed due to their “managerial” or “confidential” status. Employees who are formally designated as either “managerial”...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… With Valentine’s Day upon us and love in the air, we would like to offer an overview of potential legal issues that may arise from workplace romances, as well as some of the best practices that employers should consider adopting when dealing with...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… "Okay campers, rise and shine and don't forget your booties 'cause it's coooold out there today!'”[1]Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, so it looks like we’re in for a long winter! Now that we have shared this completely reliable winter forecast, we...