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45 Ways in 100 Days: The Projected Impact of the Trump Administration on Today’s Workplace

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

April 29, 2017, marks the 100th day of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. He has proven he is not a traditional conservative Republican, and many in the business community are still wondering about the...more

Increasing Ransomware Attacks in Higher Education

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Malicious “ransomware” attacks — where a hacker takes control of the victim’s information systems and encrypts data, preventing the owner from accessing it until the victim pays a sum of money — are on the rise against...more

Class Action Roundup: Fall 2016

by Alston & Bird on

In this edition of Class Action Roundup, we feature decisions from the third quarter of 2016, covering everything from pizza delivery and Uber drivers to payday lenders, canned tuna manufacturers, and even...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – September, 2016 #2

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: Recently, a parent called to complain about a teacher’s being “spaced-out” when she talked to him about her child. This parent is quick to draw judgments about people and even quicker to share them. I...more

Pullman & Comley’s 2016-17 Superintendents’ Legal Issues Forum – Session One Recap

Pullman & Comley’s 2016-17 Superintendents’ Legal Issues Forum got off to a great start with a thought provoking presentation by Mark Sommaruga and Zach Schurin regarding a summary of 2016 Connecticut legislative enactments...more

Uniform Approach Proposed to Protect Employee and Student Online Login Information

by McGuireWoods LLP on

State legislatures are increasingly legislating in the area of employee and student online privacy. Privacy practitioners should be aware that there is now a proposed uniform law for the states to consider enacting. At its...more

Education Legislation Summary 2016

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

2016 SESSION - CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY - In its 2016 regular and special sessions, the General Assembly made a number of changes in the statutes that affect public education in Connecticut. This summary...more

Foliage, Frost, Frozen Ponds And The FOIA (Part Two): Can You See My Notes (And Calendar)?

For those who still cannot get enough after my latest post on the Freedom of Information Act [“FOIA”], here are more nuggets from the Freedom of Information Commission [“FOIC”]. Today, we focus on written notes and calendar...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – May 2016

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: One of my teachers, Mal Content, has always been curt and lacking in compassion for his students. However, Mal seems to be getting worse and worse. Originally published in the CAS Weekly...more

Tidewater Community College hit with phishing scam exposing data of 3,193 employees

Tidewater Community College (Tidewater) has announced that the personal information, including names and Social Security numbers of 3,193 current and former faculty and staff members was compromised in a phishing scheme and...more

Perspectives - December 2015

by Benesch on

Governor Signs New Law to Allow Asthma Inhalers in School and Camps. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. It causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath...more

Model Social Media Privacy Legislation To Be Proposed in 2016

by Allen Matkins on

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a non-profit unincorporated association comprised of state commissions on uniform laws from each state, recently announced that it intends to vote on model social media privacy legislation in...more

Obama Administration Announces $100 million in TechHire Grants to Support IT, Cybersecurity, Broadband Sector Training

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On November 17, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the White House issued a funding announcement releasing $100 million in grants as a part of the Obama Administration’s TechHire Initiative, which specifically calls out...more

Questions Remain About Social Media Privacy Rights During Workplace Investigations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Employees’ social media activities often play a key role in workplace investigations. For example, an employee may complain that a coworker sent a harassing Facebook message or posted something offensive on Twitter...more

Electronic Devices At School: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

by Fisher Phillips on

The reality of life for most employees is that most of them cannot make it through an hour, much less a full school or business day, without checking their smartphones, tablet computers, laptops, and other electronic devices....more

It's Time to Start Planning Your Summer

by Fisher Phillips on

It is hard to believe that the 2014/15 school year is coming to a close. Summer projects beckon. So, what should be on the list for your summer (other than some vacation time)? Ideally, if you haven’t done it lately, you...more

And They’re Off!! The Maryland Legislative Session Has Begun

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Maryland has begun its legislative session and PK Law is monitoring bills of interest. Bear in mind that the session is early on and many changes may take place during the 90 days the General Assembly is seated. Here are...more

District of Columbia Passes Two New Non-Discrimination Laws Impacting Employers

Earlier this week, D.C.’s Mayor signed two new measures amending the D.C. Human Rights Act (“DCHRA”) to prohibit (1) discrimination against employees of religiously-affiliated educational institutions on the basis of sexual...more

Cullen & Dykman Sees Colleges Calling for Title IX Help v [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

Jan. 27, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Jim Ryan talks with Lee Pacchia about how the rise in reported on-campus sexual assaults and the pressures on colleges and universities to do something about the problem has translated into a...more

#SOTU2015: Employment, Immigration, Cyber Safety, and Education in a New Era

On the evening of January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, the president’s...more

School Districts: A Teacher’s Right to Access Student Records in a Disciplinary Proceeding is Not Absolute (11/14)

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

As many school districts are aware, it is not uncommon for a district to receive a request to disclose allegedly relevant student records to a tenured teacher facing disciplinary charges in the context of an Education Law...more

Phishing Attacks Target University Employee Payroll Information

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a recent advisory, the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) warned higher education institutions about sophisticated phishing attacks that target faculty and staff...more

How to Respond to FOIA Requests For Overall Teacher Summative Ratings?

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

It has come to our attention that certain school districts in Connecticut have already received requests under the Freedom of Information Act [“FOIA”] for access to overall district and school level summative ratings of all...more

Recent Changes to California Laws - the Healthcare Perspective

Workers’ Compensation Insurance for Professional Athletes - AB 1309; Labor Code §3600.5 - The efforts made by professional athletes seeking workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that they sustained on the...more

Louisiana Bans Access To Employees' Social Media

by Fisher Phillips on

On May 22, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act into law. The Act, effective immediately, prohibits employers from requesting or requiring access to the personal online...more

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