2020 NYSSBA Annual Convention & Education Expo

Partners Richard Guercio and Gary Steffanetta will be co-presenting “Pandemic-Related Employment Issues”at the 2020 NYSSBA Annual Convention & Education Expo at New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY on Friday, October 30, 2020 (1:45pm – 3pm), Beekman, 2nd Floor.

By |May 13th, 2020|Upcoming Event|Comments Off on 2020 NYSSBA Annual Convention & Education Expo

2020-2021 State Budget Legislation

On April 3, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law the 2020-2021 State budget. The Budget legislation makes significant changes related to State aid, union access to new employee orientations, paid time off to vote, the sale, distribution, and marketing of vapor products and e-cigarettes, the sale and distribution of containers composed of Styrofoam, and […]

By |April 21st, 2020|Legal Update|Comments Off on 2020-2021 State Budget Legislation

Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) – Update

Our office continues to provide updated guidance to assist school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guercio & Guercio clients can view our most recent memorandum on this topic (as well as all prior memoranda) in the client portal.

Thank you.

By |March 13th, 2020|Firm News|Comments Off on Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) – Update

FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and concerns expressed by attendees, we are postponing our “Food For Thought” Breakfast Seminar scheduled for March 20, 2020 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Rescheduling will depend upon how the current situation resolves, and will be posted on our website. We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement causes.

By |March 12th, 2020|Firm News|Comments Off on FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”)

We write to provide an update as to the available guidance provided by various governmental agencies regarding the myriad of issues related to COVID-19 (e.g., prevention, sanitation, protocols, etc.) as well as some associated labor issues.  Guercio and Guercio clients can view this entire memorandum in the client portal.

By |March 6th, 2020|Legal Update|Comments Off on Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”)

Partners Lisa Hutchinson and Anthony Fasano to Present at the 20th Annual School Attorney Law Conference

Partners Lisa Hutchinson and Anthony Fasano will each present at the 20th Annual School Attorney Law Conference held at The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, New York, from May 29, 2020, to May 31, 2020. Ms. Hutchinson will present “Hidden Champions: Recognizing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome” on May 30 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This presentation […]

By |March 3rd, 2020|Firm News, Upcoming Event|Comments Off on Partners Lisa Hutchinson and Anthony Fasano to Present at the 20th Annual School Attorney Law Conference

Probationary Period for Administrators

Recently enacted amendments to the Education Law will provide for a shortened probationary period of three years (rather than four years) for administrators who were previously granted tenure in an authorized administrative tenure area. The amendments take effect on June 1, 2020 and apply only to individuals beginning their probationary periods on or after that date.  Guercio & […]

By |February 28th, 2020|Legal Update|Comments Off on Probationary Period for Administrators

Food for Thought Breakfast Seminar

Partners Kathy Ahearn, Erin O’Grady-Parent, and Anthony Fasano will be presenting at our Food for Thought Breakfast Seminar on March 20, 2020 at the Desmond Hotel located in Albany, New York. Our topics for discussion will be “Constitutional Protections in Schools: Balancing School District Responsibilities and Student Rights” and “Recent Amendments to NYS’s Anti-Discrimination […]

By |February 8th, 2020|News & Events|Comments Off on Food for Thought Breakfast Seminar

Recently Adopted Data Privacy and Security Regulations

On January 14, 2020, the Board of Regents adopted the long-awaited regulations implementing the data privacy and security requirements of Education Law §2-d. The new regulations are effective January 29, 2020. The entire memorandum summarizing the regulations and the additional steps educational agencies must take to comply with the requirements of Section 2-d can […]

By |February 5th, 2020|Legal Update|Comments Off on Recently Adopted Data Privacy and Security Regulations

Partner Anthony Fasano to Present a Webinar on the Use of Paper Ballots at Elections

On February 6, 2020, Partner Anthony Fasano will be presenting a webinar entitled, “Paper Ballots? Unintended Consequences of the Presidential Primary Webinar.” The presentation will cover common issues facing school districts that may need to switch from voting machines to paper ballots at their next election. This webinar is sponsored by the New York […]

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