Colleges and Universities

Our firm provides representation to a number of colleges throughout the Hudson Valley.  We provide guidance and support in the daily management of educational institutions and organizations, including:

  • Policy review and development
  • Section 504/disability matters
  • Student discipline
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Clery Act

In addition, our office handles numerous labor and employment matters for our clients, including:

  • Employee discipline
  • Collective bargaining
  • Discrimination cases before the State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Grievances and arbitration
  • Negotiations and mediation
  • Federal and state civil rights actions
  • Sexual harassment
  • Whistleblower litigation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Negligent retention and supervision
  • Employment contracts
  • Employee discipline
  • Separation/Severance agreements
  • Employee privacy issues
  • Employee drug testing
  • Trainings and presentations for administrators and employees on a variety of legal issues and preventative strategies