Partners Christopher Mestecky and Christopher Shishko will be presenting a Legal Update for the Suffolk County Chapter

Partners Christopher Mestecky and Christopher Shishko will be presenting a Legal Update for the Suffolk County Chapter of the NYS Association of School
Business Officials at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip, New York on May 17, 2019.

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Suffolk County Ban on Salary History

Effective June 30, 2019, Suffolk County employers with at least four employees will be prohibited from inquiring about a job applicant’s wage or salary history during the hiring process. The Restricting Information
on Salaries and Earnings Act (“RISE Act”) amends Section 528-7 of the Suffolk County Human Rights Law.  Guercio & Guercio, LLP clients may […]

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The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)

The Governor recently signed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which amends the New York State Human Rights Law to explicitly prohibit discrimination in employment based on gender identity or expression, including transgender status.  The law will become effective on February 24, 2019 and applies to employers in New York State with four or […]

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Partners Kathy Ahearn, Erin O’Grady-Parent, Christopher Mestecky and Christopher Shishko will be presenting at our Food for Thought Breakfast Seminar on April 5, 2019

Partners Kathy Ahearn, Erin O’Grady-Parent, Christopher Mestecky and Christopher Shishko will be presenting at our Food for Thought Breakfast Seminar on April 5, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel located in Albany, New York.  Our topics for discussion will be “Drilling Down:  Construction Projects in School Districts” and “Elections/Budget Votes:  How to Avoid Legal Challenges”.  […]

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New Legislation Regarding the Reporting of Child Abuse in an Educational Setting

Recently enacted legislation amends Article 23-B of the Education Law to expand the categories of employees that are required to report allegations of child abuse in an educational setting. The legislation also updates the training requirements under the law (Ch. 363 of the Laws of 2018).  The changes take effect 180 days after enactment, […]

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Partner Kathy Ahearn will participate in a panel discussion on “Political Discourse in Public Schools – Complex Issues without Simple Rules”

Partner Kathy Ahearn will participate in a panel discussion on “Political Discourse in Public Schools – Complex Issues without Simple Rules” at the NYS Bar Association Law, Youth & Citizenship conference on November 16, 2018 in Albany, New York.  Click here to see more details.

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Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent will be presenting on Investigatory Interview Techniques

Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent will be presenting on Investigatory Interview Techniques at the 53rd Annual Conference of the New York State Association of School Personnel Administrators on October 29, 2018. Click here to see the event.

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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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