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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
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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
In a 3-1 decision in Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy Charter School, Inc. and Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff, IFT, AFT, AFL-CIO, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) asserted jurisdiction over a...more
As we alerted you on December 21, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA). On December 28, 2012, Governor Snyder signed the IPPA, which took effect...more
In Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy Charter School, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 41 (Dec. 14, 2012), the National Labor Relations Board ("the Board" or "NLRB") rejected the position of a teachers' union and found that it had...more
Our previews of the new civil cases granted review at the end of the Illinois Supreme Court’s November term continue with The Board of Education of Peoria School District No. 150 v. The Peoria Federation of Support Staff,...more
On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....more
KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws become effective January 1, 2013, unless otherwise stated.
To read recent alerts reported on by KMTG that...more
KMTG is continuing our series reviewing new legislation. Unless noted otherwise, the new laws take effect January 1, 2013.
Gifted & Talented Program — AB 2491 -
Current law evidences the Legislature’s intent to...more
A trio of cases currently pending before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could drastically affect employment relationships within higher education. At stake in all three cases are members of the university...more
Governor Brown recently signed two bills that are designed to combat religious discrimination. The Workplace Religious Freedom Act, AB 1964, amends the Government Code and will protect workers who wear turbans, hijabs, and...more
For those who follow me on Twitter and who follow this blog, you may have noticed a bit less content in the past two weeks than usual. I was busy assisting my colleague Shelli Anderson with a tenured teacher dismissal hearing...more
With the Hurricane Sandy knocking at our front doors, now seems like a good time to update Boards of Education on alternative work schedules for professional and service personnel. As we all know, in West Virginia a school...more
The Governor signed Assembly Bill 340 (“AB 340”) on September 12, 2012, and the new law will bring changes to California’s public retirement systems. AB 340, formerly known as the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform...more
Many employers have questions about the somewhat confusing rules that apply to interns. This article sets forth employers’ obligations with regard to the hiring and retention of interns who are either unpaid or who are...more
A recent @IlPrincipals tweet identified an interesting USA Today article: “Should parents ‘friend’ their child’s teacher?” At this time of year when social media policies, procedures and guidelines are being reviewed across...more
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