Executive Order Restoring Voting Rights to Parolees

In April 2018, the Governor signed an Executive Order restoring voting rights to individuals on parole. Notwithstanding this Executive Order, should an individual be on parole for a sexual offense, and is classified as a Level II or Level III offenders on the NY State Registry, this individual still requires written authorization from […]

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New Protections for Labor Class Employees

On September 7, 2018, the Governor signed into law a bill passed by the State Legislature which now provides Labor Class Civil Service employees the same Section 75 rights as those Civil Service Employees in the Non-Competitive Class. Labor Class employees with at least 5 years continuous service are now entitled to Section […]

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Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers

On August 24, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill passed by the State Legislature to enhance the State’s requirements relating to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing of school bus drivers and the prohibition on drug and alcohol use prior to operating a school bus. (Ch. 207 of the Laws of […]

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NYS Association of School Business Officials Fall Leadership Conference

Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent, Esq. will present a legal update at the NYS Association of School Business Officials Fall Leadership Conference on October 2, 2018 at the Otesaga Hotel & Conference Center located in Cooperstown, New York.

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Long Island Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development Fall Conference

Partners Erin O’Grady-Parent and Lisa Hutchinson will be presenting a Legal Update for Administrators at the Long Island Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development Fall Conference on October 5, 2018. The Conference will be held at the Melville Marriott located in Melville, New York.

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NYSED Residency Guidance

On July 19, 2018, the New York State Education Department (“NYSED”) issued new Residency Guidance after becoming aware of public concerns and inquiries indicating that some school districts have instituted a practice of “mandatory re-registration.” Although the Guidance does not specifically define the term “mandatory re-registration”, the Guidance references a mandatory practice wherein all […]

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41st Annual Summer Conference for the Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (“MASLA”)

Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent and Anthony J. Fasano recently presented at the 41st Annual Summer Conference for the Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs (“MASLA”). The topic of the presentation was School Security and Employee Rights.

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Partner Kathy Ahearn will present a Legal Update at the NYS Association of School Business Officials

Partner Kathy Ahearn will present a Legal Update at the NYS Association of School Business Officials 2018 School Business Management Workshop at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York on November 8, 2018.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court, in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 (“Janus”), held that public sector labor unions may no longer collect fees for the cost of collective bargaining (known as agency fees) from employees who have chosen not to join the union.  […]

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Summer Law Conference

Partner Richard Guercio will present at the 2018 Summer Law Conference sponsored by NYSSBA on July 26, 2018 in Plainview, New York.  Richard will be speaking on Sexual Harassment: Students Have a Right to Protection Too.

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