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|Religious Accommodation: Abercrombie Shows Where It’s Headed by Chris McCarthy|
Chris W. McCarty; Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 2015This piece should educate readers on the growing need to allow for religious accommodations at work, but I need to begin with a related confession: I hate Abercrombie & Fitch. When strolling through West Town Mall, I always shook my head at the Abercrombie store. Nothing made me feel older or...
|Judge Drops Claims Against Parents Of Alleged Student Bullies|
Lauren E. Tedesco; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015In a long awaited decision, Somerset County Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone ruled that two Hunterdon County school districts failed to prove negligence against the parents of alleged bullies.
|Guidance for School Districts Regarding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 20, 2015School districts are facing an increased number of situations involving transgender and gender nonconforming students. While New York has yet to enact legislation specifically addressing transgender and gender nonconforming students, the State Education Department recently issued Guidance outlining...
|Obtaining Relief from Penalties Related to IRS Form 1098-T Filing Deficiencies|
Joseph E. Lundy; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 2015It has been reported that many colleges and universities have received IRS Notices assessing significant penalties for failing to provide accurate or complete information on IRS Forms 1098-T. Going forward, colleges and universities may be able to take advantage of a safe harbor included in...
|From No Child Left Behind to Every Child Achieves|
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015What’s in a name? Well, an awful lot. No Child Left Behind (“NCLB”) was a continuation of the Johnson Administration’s focus on addressing poverty in America. Those efforts continue as we consider unemployment, housing and infrastructure and the impact on rural and urban...
|DESE Publishes Guidance to Changes in Physical Restraint and Time-Out|
Murphy Hesse Toomey Lehane LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 2015On approximately July 31, 2015, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (“DESE”) published additional guidance on the implementation of physical restraint and time-out under the revised regulations at 603 CMR 46.00 et seq. Although the revised regulations are not effective...
|Senate Passes NCLB Reform|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 29, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015The Every Child Achieves Act, which transfers more decision-making power to state and local authorities, passed by a vote of 81 to 17 and represents a rare moment of bipartisanship in Congress and a significant achievement for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
|Changes to Tennessee Education Laws, effective July 1, 2015|
D. Scott Bennett, Mary C. DeCamp; Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC;
July 24, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015TN Education Law Changes as of July 1, 2015
|Marriage Tips From a Divorce Lawyer|
Stacy M. Rocheleau; RIGHT Lawyers;
July 14, 2015Stacy Rocheleau, divorce attorney of 15 years, gives tips on how to have a better marriage.
|U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Title IV Eligibility for Students Without a High School Diploma Who Are Enrolled in Eligible Career Pathway Programs|
Duane Morris LLP;
July 13, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015On May 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education ("ED" or "the Department") released guidance regarding a December 2014 amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, that makes an individual without a high school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) or who did...