We represent employers in all aspects of employment and labor relations law

Employment Law

We provide proactive and practical legal services for public schools and BOCES clients

Education Law

We represent employers in all aspects of employment and labor relations law

Employment Law

We provide proactive and practical legal services for public schools and BOCES clients

Education Law

What We Do

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Education Law

We encourage a proactive and preventative approach to promoting and maintaining a safe, productive and efficient environment for educating students and serving the school community. We offer a blend of expertise and practical advice resulting from years of hands-on business and operational management experience. We analyze and work to resolve both unique and routine challenges confronted by Boards of Education and administrators.

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Employment Law

Our practice is dedicated exclusively to the representation of employers in all aspects of employment and labor relations law. This highly regulated environment demands representation based on strategic solutions tailored to the needs and objectives of each employer. We recognize the importance of both leadership and compliance in organizational success.

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Latest Posts

Court Replaces “Significant Harm” Test with “Some-Harm” StandardMay 28th, 2024
by Michael P. Leone

Court Replaces “Significant Harm” Test with “Some-Harm” Standard

In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected lower court precedent requiring a plaintiff to show materially significant harm to prevail on a Title VII claim.

Responding Appropriately to SubpoenasMay 28th, 2024
by Charles "Chris" Spagnoli

Responding Appropriately to Subpoenas

There are a lot of misconceptions about subpoenas, fueled by their very official appearance and the language typically appearing on them indicating they are orders of court, and that failure to comply can lead to penalties for contempt. Blindly responding to subpoenas for records can present real pitfalls for school districts.

Reviewing Abolition of Position Rules for a Tough Budget SeasonApr 22nd, 2024
by James A. Gregory

Reviewing Abolition of Position Rules for a Tough Budget Season

Many public school districts are facing significant impacts to their upcoming budgets due to cuts in State aid. As a result, school districts are being forced to consider layoffs for next school year. This is following several years of a tight labor market requiring numerous school districts to employ uncertified personnel to meet mandatory programming needs because certified personnel could not be found. Additionally, effective February 24, 2024, new Civil Service layoff and recall job protections were extended to cover non-competitive and labor class positions, in addition to previously protected competitive class positions.

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