Client Memos

We are writing to provide an update about Chapter 45 of the Laws of 2010, which established the "55125" early retirement incentive ("the Incentive") for members of the New York State Teachers' Retirement System ("TRS") and the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to advise you about recent developments in the anti-trust litigation filed by the New York State Attorney General’s Office, on behalf of all New York State public entities, against Intel Corporation with regard to the sale of “x86 CPU” microprocessors....

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...

We would like to inform you of federal legislation that took effect on November 21, 2009. It restricts the acquisition and disclosure of genetic information and prohibits certain employers from discriminating against applicants or employees on the basis of genetic information. ...

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...