WNYESC Board of Directors Program Committee:
UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS
August 1, 2018 WNY Education Law Conference
Registration is Now Open for the
WNY Education Law Conference
August 1, 2018 at the Millennium
This year, our event "goes green" with all presentations available on-line,
rather than in the bulky, hard-copy packet handouts used in the past.
Your registration MUST include your e-mail address
so we can send you information to download your event app one week prior to the Law Conference.
See you at the Law Conference!
This annual conference is proudly presented by the
Erie County Association of School Boards and the WNY Educational Service Council,
in cooperation with the
Erie-Niagara School Superintendents Association (E-NSSA),
NYS Association of School Attorneys (NYSASA),
and SUNY Buffalo Law School.
For complete registration and program information, click here!
Recent Developments in Employee Benefits...
at this year's WNY Education Law Conference
Is your school district prepared for recent developments in the ever-changing employee benefits arena?
|Brian Liebenow, Erie 2 CC Boces||Jim Beyer, Harris Beach|
More specifically, are you and your colleagues adequately informed about Paid Family Leave,
changes to the minimum wage, and the application of unemployment benefits
to substitute staff members, so your district is in compliance
and in the best position to adequately respond to inquires from your labor unions?
Here's what our session will cover:
Paid Family Leave
What employers are covered by the New York Paid Family Leave ("PFL") Act?
Must school districts provide Paid Family Leave to employees?
Who is eligible for paid family leave?
For what reasons may an eligible employee use Paid Family Leave?
Who funds Paid Family Leave?
How do other forms of leave (FMLA, paid sick leave, etc.) interact with Paid Family Leave?
What collective bargaining issues might arise in the context of Paid Family Leave?
When and how does the minimum wage next increase?
Are there exceptions to compensating employees at the minimum wage?
Are you familiar with the salary and duties tests under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?
What are the most common school district and BOCES positions that are "exempt" under the FLSA?
Where do we stand on the proposed increase to the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees?
Unemployment and Substitutes
Are substitute teachers entitled to unemployment during recess?
What does it mean to provide reasonable assurances?
When must you provide reasonable assurances?
Does your reasonable assurances letter protect you from paying unemployment to a substitute?
Learn about these issues and more at the "Recent Developments in Employee Benefits:
What School Districts and BOCES Need to Know"
presentation by Brian Liebenow, Esq., and Jim Beyer, Esq.,
from 10:20-11:20 a.m. at the August 1st at the August 1st WNY Education Law Conference.
Chair: Dr. Geoffrey Hicks: Clarence CSD
Dr. Brian Schmitt: Genesee Valley CSD
Lynda Quick: Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES
Michelle Bradley: Lockport City School District