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

New Legislation Provides Additional Protection for New Mothers in the Workplace Jan 30th, 2023
by Lindsay A. G. Plantholt

New Legislation Provides Additional Protection for New Mothers in the Workplace

On December 9, 2022, Governor Hochul signed legislation amending Section 206-c of the Labor Law and expanding the rights of employees who need to express breast milk while at work.

School District Responsibilities when Considering Residential PlacementJan 30th, 2023
by Wendy K. DeWind

School District Responsibilities when Considering Residential Placement

Now that schools, staff and students have emerged from the pandemic-related isolation, many schools are seeing a dramatic increase in severe behavior in students, especially special education students.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year:  Reviewing and Updating Codes of ConductDec 22nd, 2022
by Michael L. Dodd

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Reviewing and Updating Codes of Conduct

Many of the school districts and BOCES we represent are taking time this holiday season to fulfill their obligation to annually review and update (as necessary) their codes of conduct, “…taking into consideration the effectiveness of code provisions and the fairness and consistency of its administration.” (8 NYCRR § 100.2(l)(ii)(3).) While assisting our clients with this process, we have been finding that many Codes of Conduct do not meet the basic requirements set forth in the Commissioner’s regulations. Moreover, they frequently include information or rules better left to board policies or administrative regulations.

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