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Press Release

April 7, 2017
In a decision and order dated April 3, 2017, New York State Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia, determined that the New York City Department of Education’s (“DOE”) Gifted and Talented (“G&T”) appeals policy is completely irrational and patently unfair, leaving the tens of thousands of New York City schoolchildren who take the G&T entrance exam each year without Constitutional due process protections to challenge G&T testing procedures and test results when problems arise. Read More.

Overtime Rule Halted, But Don’t Be So Quick to Avoid Reclassifying Your Employees

January 9, 2017 by Jacob S. Claveloux
By now, most employers are aware that the United States’ Department of Labor’s (DOL) new federal overtime rule, which would have doubled the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476 annually has been halted, as a result of a decision by Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in a Nov. 22, 2016 ruling, Read More.
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