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

Minimum Wage Increase Effective December 31, 2022Nov 21st, 2022
by Allison L. Marley

Minimum Wage Increase Effective December 31, 2022

As part of the 2016-2017 New York State Budget, the State adopted gradual minimum wage increases for non-fast-food employees outside the New York City region. The minimum wage is scheduled to increase every December 31st until the rate reaches $15.00 per hour.

FERPA Isn’t the Only Student Privacy Law You Need to Follow:  Remember the PPRANov 21st, 2022
by Michael L. Dodd

FERPA Isn’t the Only Student Privacy Law You Need to Follow: Remember the PPRA

School district officials should keep in mind that, in addition to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which protects students’ privacy with respect to disclosure and use of their personal information, there is another law that protects student privacy from a slightly different perspective: the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).

Beware of the Boilerplate ContractOct 31st, 2022
by Jeffrey M. Lewis

Beware of the Boilerplate Contract

Each year, school district business offices are tasked with negotiating a variety of commercial contracts necessary to operate the school district. In most cases, the starting point in these negotiations is the vendor’s boilerplate contract, filled with terms blatantly unfair to the school district. These boilerplate contracts often contain one-sided commercial terms in favor of the vendor, or worse, contain terms illegal in school district contracts. Executing these boilerplate contracts can leave the school district open to criticism from the New York State Comptroller, or with limited recourse in the event the vendor fails to perform under the contract.

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