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Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training: Schools Should be Ready for Round Two

It’s been five years since Act 126 of 2012 became effective, which means educators and school officials may be coming up on an important date for training on recognizing and reporting child abuse. The law requires all school...more

Employment Law 2017 Year in Review

While the buzz and publicity on the issue has been mainly contained to the worlds of politics, media and entertainment, with recognizable names such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. all facing...more

Fair Share Fees on the Docket at the Supreme Court – Again

The Supreme Court of the United States has again elected to weigh-in on the permissibility of public-sector employee unions collecting “fair share” fees from non-union employees....more

Turning Back the “Joint Employment” Clock

Determining the existence of joint employer liability has returned to its previous status as the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew Obama-era informal guidance on this topic....more

Commonwealth Court Addresses Enormous Right-to-Know Requests

On July 6, 2016, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued a decision directly addressing the scope of a public entity’s obligations when responding to requests for records under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law that...more

U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Release Joint Guidance on Foster Youth

On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a joint guidance addressing LEA support for children in foster care under the provisions of the newly enacted Every Student...more

Proposed IDEA Regulations - Disproportionality

On February 23, 2016 the United States Department of Education (ED) issued its proposed “Equity in IDEA” rule; regulations intended to address the overrepresentation of minorities in special education. The expressed intent of...more

Fourth Circuit Holds That Title IX Protection Extends to Transgender Restroom Access

On April 19, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in a highly publicized decision, issued a ruling which addresses the rights of transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act...more

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