New Registration and Continuing Teacher and Leader Education Regulations

On March 21, 2016, the Board of Regents (“Regents”) adopted emergency regulations  to implement the new registration and continuing teacher and leader education (“CTLE”) requirements that were enacted as part of the Education Transformation Act of 2015 (“Act”) commencing with the 2016-17 school year (Ch. 56 of the Laws of […]

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Update re: Affordable Care Act Implementation – Cadillac Tax Delay & Short Extension for 6055/6056 Reporting

Federal legislation has delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s excise tax on high-cost health insurance (also referred to as the Cadillac tax) for two years. In addition, the IRS has provided short extensions of the deadlines for filing and furnishing the forms required for reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the […]

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LIPA PILOTS Update for Nassau County Districts

Nassau County’s action in removing LIPA properties from the tax rolls is having unintended consequences for school districts in Nassau County. If your school district has properties that are owned by LIPA you may be affected as well. Check with you school attorney for specific inquiries. (Clients may access full memorandum […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Legal Update|Comments Off on LIPA PILOTS Update for Nassau County Districts

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 […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Legal Update|Comments Off on Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update

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.

By |August 26th, 2015|Legal Update|Comments Off on Update re: Affordable Care Act Employer Reporting

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 […]

By |August 25th, 2015|Legal Update|Comments Off on Upcoming filing deadline for APPR & hardship waivers