Paul G. Lannon

Paul G. Lannon

Holland & Knight LLP

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New Campus Security Laws Take Effect This Month

A key section of the comprehensive federal legislation passed last year to prevent and address violence against women on campuses nationally takes effect this month. It is critical for educational institutions to understand...more

3/11/2014 - Colleges Domestic Violence Educational Institutions Sexual Assault Stalking Universities VAWA

U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance to Protect Student Privacy Online

Educational institutions face greater legal exposure given their increasing use of online educational services – and situations where they can both collect and disclose protected information. As a result, these institutions...more

3/7/2014 - Department of Education Educational Institutions FERPA Online Courses Student Records

Bring Your Own Device Policies: What Employers Need to Know

Employers that allow their employees to use their own mobile devices for work purposes should have in place well-considered Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.Effective employer BYOD policies anticipate and address a range...more

2/24/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Confidential Information Data Protection Employer Liability Issues Mobile Devices

Massachusetts Employers May Be Liable to Out-of-State Employees Misclassified as Independent Contractors

Massachusetts employers have long labored under the strictures of the Massachusetts independent contractor statute, General Laws c. 149, §148B, which makes it exceptionally difficult to engage workers in Massachusetts as...more

6/19/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors Misclassification Unpaid Overtime Unpaid Wages

$41.7 Million Jury Verdict Against School Triggers Scrutiny of Travel Abroad Programs

The $41.7 million jury verdict last week against The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut sent shock waves through the independent school community. A 15-year-old Hotchkiss student suffered insect bites on a...more

4/5/2013 - Jury Verdicts School Safety Travel

Veterans Affairs Bans Incentive Compensation Based on Securing Student Enrollments or Financial Aid

This alert is designed to help educational institutions understand the new Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act, which establishes a ban on incentive compensation based on success in securing...more

2/20/2013 - Financial Aid Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act Incentive Compensation Independent Contractors Student Enrollments Universities Veterans

Deadline Approaches for Gainful Employment Disclosures

Institutions of higher education that receive Title IV funding must properly disclose certain information concerning course offerings that are or may be considered gainful employment programs by the U.S. Department of...more

1/18/2013 - Department of Education Disclosure Requirements Funding Gainful Employment Higher Education Act Title IV

Establishing a Culture of Ethical Behavior and Legal Compliance: Finding Perspective After Penn State and the Freeh Report

Ethical behaviors and legal compliance within any educational institution cannot be presumed; they must be cultivated, monitored and enforced. It is a team effort. It begins with senior leadership, including an informed and...more

9/24/2012 - Child Abuse Penn State Sexual Abuse

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