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|Job Action Ramps Up for CUPE and ETFO|
Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
October 13, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015On September 29, 2015, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (“CUPE”), which represents 55,000 education workers in the provnce, moved into Phase 2 of its Work-to-Rule plan. The Work-to-Rule campaign involves a range of school board employees, such as custodial and maintenance staff,...
|On September 1st the Ombudsman Began Taking Complaints about School Boards|
Maria Gergin, Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
October 8, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015As of September 1st, 2015, the Ontario Ombudsman may now take complaints pertaining to the province's 73 school boards. The expansion of the Ombudsman's mandate was granted under the provisions of Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014. The new law was...
|Education Assistant's Human Rights Application Dismissed as No Reasonable Prospect of Success|
Stephanie Young; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
October 8, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015In a decision dated April 21, 2015, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismissed an application brought by an Education Assistant against the York Region District School Board on a preliminary basis as the application had “no reasonable prospect of success.”
|Back to School - and the SEC Cybersecurity Exams (Register now for our September Privacy Webinar!)|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 18, 2015It’s back to school time - time to put away the flip flops and beach chairs and settle back into the routine. To help motivate you, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has announced a new round of cybersecurity examinations!...
|Letter to the Independent School Council Relating to the Public Benefit of Schools|
Alison Paines, Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 18, 2015The Charity Commission has published a letter which it has sent to the Independent School Council relating to public benefit issues raised by peers in the debates on the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill (the 'Bill'). In particular, the letter addresses the point raised by Lord...
|Student Data Protection in an Era of Education Technology Innovation|
Katherine D. Brodie, Michelle Hon Donovan, Alison Haddock Hutton; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 7, 2015Consensus regarding how and whether to increase federal mandates and penalties concerning protection of PII has not yet been reached, but awareness exists that student PII, whether for K-12 students or older, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to unauthorized disclosure or misuse, in particular...
|New Immunization Requirements for Students|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015With the start of school just around the corner, we take this opportunity to inform you about current legal requirements for student immunizations and recent changes issued by the New York State Department of Health ("DOH"). The new requirements will go into effect on September 1, 2015...
|APPR Compliance Deadlines Reminder|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
September 3, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015Earlier this summer, the Board of Regents adopted regulations implementing the new Annual Professional Performance Review ("APPR") requirements. This memorandum summarizes the requirements and deadlines for compliance.
|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.