Client Memos

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to advise you that, during its July 2020 meeting, the Board of Regents adopted regulations to provide flexibility for educators, students and professionals; to address issues resulting from COVID-19-related restrictions on in-person student instruction; and to prepare for the upcoming...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to remind you of the legal obligations regarding school safety plans. Please find below an overview of these requirements.The board of education must make the district-wide safety plan available for public comment at least 30 days prior to its adoption...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED…Governor Cuomo recently issued Executive Orders 202.45 and 205. The following is an explanation of the most noteworthy provisions.Additional Exclusion from the State’s COVID-19 Leave Law’s Paid Leave BenefitsLast week, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 205 which, among other things, effectuated a travel...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Governor Cuomo recently issued Executive Orders 202.41 and 202.42 as part of the State’s ongoing efforts to systematically, and carefully, reopen Region by Region following the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Orders’ relevant provisions are explained below.1.     Executive Order 202.41 Executive...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation repealing Civil Rights Law § 50-a, the statute that previously protected law enforcement “personnel records used to evaluate performance toward continued employment or promotion” from disclosure pursuant to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request for...