Employer Advisory: Responding to the Monkeypox Outbreak By Steven C. DePalma On July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” and issued Temporary Recommendations in relation to the outbreak of monkeypox. Soon thereafter, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a state disaster emergency declaration and the New…

Top Things to Consider If Your Recession Planning Involves a Reduction in Force or Layoff By Christopher M. Santomassimo, Powered by OGC Solutions® The Think Factory™ Unless you’ve been on a sabbatical with no Wi-Fi access, you’ve been bombarded with news about an impending recession. Some economists believe that it has already begun. In response…

Precedential OPRA Decision Affects Confidentiality of Special Education Settlements Reached after Litigation By Laura A. Siclari On May 18, 2022, the New Jersey Appellate Division, in a published decision entitled C.E. and B.E. o/b/o K.E. v. Elizabeth Public School District, et al., A-0173-20 (App. Div. May 18, 2022), held that special education settlements entered into…

Federal Court Reinstates U.S. Department of Labor’s Rule on Classification of Workers as Independent Contractors or Employees under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act Written By: Steven C. DePalma On March 22, 2022, a Federal Court reinstated a previously withdrawn final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) on January 6, 2021 that…

A Roadmap for the Special Needs College Student Moving from Child Find to Self-Report By Laura A. Siclari IDEA’S Child Find Obligation For disabled students in grades pre-K to 12, many decades of hard-fought advocacy and court battles have yielded a vast body of case law, standards, regulations and guidance governing public school districts’ duties…

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