Suzanne Bogdan

Suzanne Bogdan

Fisher & Phillips LLP

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Who's On Your Campus? Have You Checked The Sex-Offender List Lately?

An administrator’s nightmare is receiving a phone call that an individual on the sex offender’s list has harmed a child within the school. To avoid this horrible situation, schools now regularly check the criminal...more

7/10/2014 - Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Public Schools Sex Offender Registry Sex Offenders

If You Didn't Write It Down, It Didn't Happen

As education and employment lawyers, we experience schools’ collective challenges at a far greater rate than any individual institution. This year, the issue that schools have struggled with most is the failure to document...more

7/3/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Performance Reviews Public Schools

New Florida Statute Requires Schools To Provide Information About Sex Offenders

Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature enacted a requirement for nonpublic colleges, universities and schools. Effective July 1, 2014, all such institutions are required to inform employees and students at orientation and...more

6/17/2014 - Public Schools Sex Offender Registry Sex Offenders

Student Sexting: A Serious Issue in Need of a Thoughtful Response

Sexting among today’s teens is a problem that is under-the-radar in many schools. For those who have not yet encountered the issue, “sexting” is when young people take nude pictures or video images of themselves or others,...more

1/10/2014 - Child Pornography Sexting Students

Education Update, No. 4, October 2013: Time For Your School's Annual Checkup

Now that school has started, it’s time to ensure that your house is in order for the school year. Each year we outline those items in which we see trends developing or find issues with which schools consistently have...more

10/7/2013 - Coaches Criminal Background Checks EEOC FCRA Public Schools School Safety Students

Education Update, No. 3, July 2013: Are Your Enrollment Agreements Creating More Liability Than Revenue?

Running a school has become more regulated and difficult. As we look at the creative ways that schools structure enrollment contracts and encourage early payment or accommodate payments over time, many schools may be...more

7/8/2013 - Contract Drafting Damages Debtors Penalties Student Enrollments Students TILA

Education Update, No. 1, January 2013: Employment Contracts – Who Needs Them And What Needs To Be In Them?

As indicated in the companion article written by Candice Pinares-Baez, January begins the hiring season for most schools. Job fairs, conferences, and recruiting are in full force. It is also the time to take a look at your...more

1/7/2013 - At-Will Employment Dispute Resolution Clauses Employee Benefits Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Teachers

Education Update, No. 1, January 2013: Give Generously, Keep It Legally

About a month ago, one of the school’s families that owns a popular restaurant and bar held a special fundraising event whereby 20% of the proceeds from every meal served were donated to the school. The school sent out email...more

1/3/2013 - Fundraisers Penalties Solicitation of Funds Statute USDA

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