Candice Pinares-Baez

Candice Pinares-Baez

Fisher & Phillips LLP

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Transcending Gender In Schools: Is Gender Neutral The New Normal?

In Missouri, a 17-year-old student who was born male, but has identified as female since he was 13, chose to use the girls’ locker room during gym class. That decision sparked outrage in the school community and led to...more

10/5/2015 - Best Practices Bullying Discrimination Educational Institutions Gender Identity Harassment Public Schools Transgender

The ADA: A Far Cry From the ABCs

Qualified individuals, reasonable accommodations, undue hardship, fundamental alteration – these terms associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are a far cry from the simplicity of the ABCs, and cause much...more

4/6/2015 - ADA Confidential Information Educational Institutions Employer Liability Issues Public Schools Reasonable Accommodation

From The Schoolyard To The Teachers' Lounge: Cracking Down On Adult Bullying

Recent headlines confirm that the schoolyard bullies of yesteryear are all grown up and have joined the workforce – many of them in schools. Rather than taking place in the schoolyard or cafeteria, adult bullying is occurring...more

1/12/2015 - Bullying Employer Liability Issues Workplace Bullying

No Pay For Security Checks: Supreme Court

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that employees are not entitled to compensation for time spent waiting for and participating in mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. The decision reached...more

12/10/2014 - FLSA Integrity Staffing v Busk SCOTUS Security Checks Wage and Hour

Education Update, No. 4, October 2013: Big Little Man On Campus: Protecting Minors At Colleges And Universities

Hazing, underage drinking, and campus noise violations. These are all issues that most colleges and universities are very familiar with. Policies, procedures, and response protocols have been developed, tried, and tested...more

10/2/2013 - Administrative Hearings Colleges Hazing Human Resources Professionals Independent Contractors Minors Underage Drinking Universities

Education Update, No. 3, July 2013: Field Trips Or Land Mines?

There is no question that field trips are an essential part of strengthening the curriculum and creating an interactive learning experience for today’s students. In fact, most independent schools pride themselves on the...more

7/2/2013 - Negligence Risk Mitigation Safety Training Students Training Travel

Education Update, No. 1, January 2013: Making The Grade: Ensure Your School is Following Best Hiring Practices

The holiday break is over. Classes are back in full swing. For most schools across the nation, this is the time to evaluate current staffing needs and begin the recruitment and hiring process for the upcoming school year....more

1/8/2013 - Criminal Background Checks EEOC Hiring & Firing Interviews Teachers

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