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Discipline Discrimination

Department of Education Releases New Guidance on SROs, Police in Schools

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued non-binding regulatory guidance regarding law-enforcement officers’ involvement in the administration of school discipline. The new guidance,...more

Discipline Based on Social Media Activity – An Update

by Zelle LLP on

Social media is no longer trendy. It’s commonplace, and so is discipline imposed because an employee posts something inappropriate. According to a Proskauer survey, 70 percent of employers report taking disciplinary action...more

The Ten Most Important Rules for Employers

by Zelle LLP on

Despite the complexity of employment law and the speed with which the law, technology, and the workplace are changing, there are a few basic principles that capture the best advice we can give to employers. They’re not a...more

Lessons For The NFL And Employers From “Deflategate”

To begin with, full disclosure: I am a lifelong New England Patriots fan (and season ticket holder). However, as an attorney I am trained to be objective. The aftermath of the “Deflategate” investigation should be of...more

Panel Discussion: Investigations and Employee Discipline

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Hypothetical #1: Company provides accounting and consulting services to businesses, including some public companies. Erin (Employee) has worked for Company for 12 years and has acceptable performance reviews. She has...more

Dear Colleague Letter Urges Districts to Abandon “Zero Tolerance” in Student Discipline Policies

The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (OCR) and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice recently released a joint “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) providing guidance on administering...more

What School Leaders Really Should Know About The Department Of Education’s Guidance On Discriminatory Discipline

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Last week, the Department of Education issued a guidance package to help schools administer student discipline without discriminating against students on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The issue of...more

Federal Authorities Crack Down on Student Discipline Practices

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Issue Guidance Warning Against Unlawful Discrimination in Student Discipline - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder this week issued a...more

Employment Law Reporter - August 2013: Don't have rules and policies unless you are prepared to discipline those who break them

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

In the immortal words of Stephen Covey, the genius who convinced us to micro-organize our lives into fifteen minute increments, "Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying...more

Tips And Tricks: Avoiding Discriminatory Discipline Of Groups Of Students

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Discriminatory discipline has been a hot topic this year in public schools, and the focus on this topic makes it one that school leaders should not ignore....more

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