Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting Update for Retirees Enrolled in Coverage

In follow-up to our client memoranda dated August 26, 2015 and November 6, 2015 regarding reporting on health insurance coverage provided to employees (and their dependents) to the IRS under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code, this client update addresses a follow-up inquiry concerning reporting on retirees enrolled in health insurance […]

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update

As employers continue to take steps to come into and prepare for compliance with the Affordable Care Act, including the ACA’s employer shared responsibility provisions under Section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code and the reporting provisions under Sections 6055 and 6056, now is a good time to review recent NYSHIP updates, what constitutes […]

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Revised School Receivership Regulation – New Resolution Procedures

On October 27, 2015, the Board of Regents (“Regents”) amended §100.19 of the Commissioner’s regulations pertaining to school receivership to add provisions relating to collective bargaining and the resolution of unresolved bargaining issues. The new provisions, which take effect immediately, are summarized in a memorandum that is available to our clients in the client […]

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APPR Hardship Waiver Applications

During the period from October 1, 2015 to October 30, 2015, a school district or BOCES may submit an initial application to the State Education Department (“SED”) for an APPR Hardship Waiver.  Unlike the APPR Plan submission requirements, the Hardship Waiver process is not codified in statute or regulation and […]

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APPR Update – Revised APPR Regulations adopted by the Board of Regents

On September 17, 2015, the Board of Regents (“Regents”) approved revised emergency regulations governing Annual Professional Performance Reviews (“APPR”) following a 45-day public comment period on the initial emergency regulations approved by the Regents in June.  The revised regulations take effect on September 28, 2015.  It is anticipated that these […]

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Update re: Affordable Care Act Employer Reporting

The Affordable Care Act’s Section 6055 and Section 6056 employer reporting on health insurance offered to employees is due beginning January 2016. The IRS has published sample forms and guidance to aid employers in preparing for compliance with these reporting requirements.

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Upcoming filing deadline for APPR & hardship waivers

SED’s 2014–15 APPR Implementation Certification Form must be submitted to SED’s portal by August 28, 2015 in order to demonstrate full implementation of a district’s APPR plan for the 2014–15 school year and in order to be eligible to apply for a hardship waiver in the event a district is unable to have in […]

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Ch. 434 Laws of 2014 Information about Special Education upon Entry to School

Chapter 434 of the Laws of 2014 amended Education Law § 4402 effective July 1, 2015 to require public schools to notify every parent of their rights regarding referral and evaluation of their child for purposes of special education services or programs upon their child’s enrollment or attendance in a public school.

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Preliminary Analysis of the Education Transformation Act of 2015

On April 1, 2015, the Legislature passed the 2015-2016 State Budget, including the Education, Labor and Family Assistance Article VII budget bill (S. 2006-B/A. 3006-B). The Education Transformation Act of 2015 (“Act”), found in Section 2 of the legislation, makes significant changes relating to probationary appointments, tenure, APPR and teacher discipline.
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On January 21, 2015, Governor Cuomo unveiled his “ambitious P-12 education agenda” for 2015 in his State of the State address.

On January 21, 2015, Governor Cuomo unveiled his “ambitious P-12 education agenda” for 2015 in his State of the State address. Among other things, the Governor proposed reforms to the State’s teacher evaluation system, an increase in the length of the probationary period for teachers and the expeditious removal of chronically ineffective teachers. The […]

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