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A Cook County judge recently upheld the verdict in a whistleblower case against Chicago State University. In February 2014, former university employee James Crowley told a jury that Chicago State fired him after he reported...more
In Tameka Gladney v. Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the Mississippi Court of Appeals reinstated a teacher assistant’s unemployment benefits finding that the district had been less than fair to her. At the end...more
A union has lost a request to suspend a Ministry of Labour Director’s order allowing a school board to establish a multi-workplace joint health and safety committee.
The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act...more
The Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District recently found that a school district did not engage in any unfair labor practices when it subcontracted student transportation services to a third-party vendor and...more
For the first time in New York State, a Regional Director for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has asserted NLRB jurisdiction over a New York charter school, and ordered an election for a unit of approximately 35...more
While budget negotiations continue to take center stage this month, some state legislators elsewhere throughout the Capitol are making moves to change the size of state government and the rules by which elected officials and...more
Although no one would argue that the process for removal of a tenured teacher pursuant to §3020-a of the Education Law of New York is optimal, the amendments to the this statutory provision that apply to all charges against...more
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is currently in the midst of devising new regulations for colleges to broaden their reporting of campus crimes, as part of last year's reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act...more
A Ministry of Labour inspector has ordered an Ontario school board to revise its workplace violence policy, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board has suspended that Order, calling it “unclear”....more
As we begin to hold personnel hearings for “Personnel Season” a question that seems to come up often concerns the listing of individual employee names on county board of education agendas. Many administrators are,...more
In a recent decision, the Illinois Appellate Court held that it is not an unfair labor practice for a school district to refuse to release school student records to a union in a grievance proceeding without a court order or...more
Off Duty Conduct -
Fountain v. British Columbia College of Teachers, 2013 BCSC 773 (British Columbia Supreme Court) -
Fountain, a teacher, fired a shot from a rifle over the heads of his sons in the aftermath of...more
Public administrators need to be aware of good crisis management approaches. Mr. Tom Barth has written an interesting article drawing out lessons for public administrators from the Catholic Church's failures and successes in...more
In This Issue:
..Firearm Concealed Carry Act
..School Safety Drills
..Medical Insurance for Interscholastic Athletes
..Duties of a Principal
In a recent decision, the Public Access Counselor (PAC) ruled that Western Illinois University Board of Trustees violated the Open Meetings Act (OMA) when it voted to terminate a faculty member in closed session. According to...more
In Henderson v. Newport-Mesa Unified School District (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 4 Dist., March 13, 2013), a California court of appeal considered whether a temporary teacher employed for more than two years by a school...more
In Nelson v. Jurupa Unified School District (PERB Decision 2309E, March 8, 2013), the Public Employment Relations Board ("PERB") considered whether a school district committed an unfair labor practice by rejecting a...more
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
A common question our Education Law Practice Group deals with relates to how the “step-up” process works for service personnel.
The “step-up” process is found in W. Va. Code 18A-4-15, which in relevant part, states...more
In order to have the new 2012-13 education legislation handy, we have combined our series on the subject into one easy to reference location. Here you will find a recap of all the legislation we summarized, along with a link...more
Democratic Texas State Representative Helen Giddings filed a bill prohibiting employers in Texas from asking for social media passwords from applicants and current employees. Texas joins a long list of states that have...more
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
College Pays $125,000 to 64-Year-Old Applicant -
NEW YORK - Marymount Manhattan College has settled a lawsuit filed by EEOC alleging that it refused to hire a choreography instructor for a tenure-track assistant...more
We try to alert our clients when we begin to see a trend developing. One trend our benefits attorneys have been addressing for private school clients is the fact that their third-party plan auditors have found that schools...more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. The act was amended by the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 with final regulations being...more
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