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|U.S. Supreme Court Decision Impacts Indiana Public Schools|
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
July 10, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015The United States Supreme Court decided today in King v. Burwell that subsidies could be offered in States with federally-facilitated insurance exchanges, including the State of Indiana. The Supreme Court concluded that the statutory language limiting the availability of subsidies only to insurance...
|Schools Must Amend and Restate 401(a) Plans Within Next 10 Months|
Kevin A. Halloran, W. James Hamilton, Donald M. Meyer; Bose McKinney & Evans LLP;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 15, 2015Changes are regularly made to the federal tax laws that apply to qualified retirement plans described in Internal Revenue Code section 401(a) (“401(a) Plan”). To maintain tax-qualified status, a 401(a) Plan must be amended to include these periodic changes, and every five to six years,...
|How to File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit|
Sadie Alyn Horner, Amanda Marie Payton, Jeffrey H. Rasansky; Rasansky Law Firm;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015If your child has suffered a birth injury which caused cerebral palsy, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim against the doctor or hospital.
|What to Do When Your Child Turns 18, Part I: Education and Employment|
Ryan W. Barry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 2015At some point in their child's early adolescence, most families suddenly realize that the services and programs that they rely on to care for the child will soon disappear and be replaced by radically different benefits. Most of these new benefits abruptly come into play once their son or daughter...
|OLRB Rules Local Strikes Unlawful, While Government Proceeds with Back-to-Work Legislation|
Kate Dearden, Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 22, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015On May 26, 2015, the Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the “OLRB”), Mr. Bernard Fishbein, released his decision declaring the local strikes in three public school boards, Durham, Sudbury (Rainbow) and Peel (the “affected boards”) unlawful. He imposed a two-week...
|The Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014|
Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015On March 16, 2015, the Ontario legislature proclaimed Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014 into law. Bill 8 gives the government the authority to establish new “compensation frameworks” for certain senior public sector executives and implement new...
|Ontario Passes New Law On Asthma Inhalers in Schools|
Kate Dearden; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015On May 5, 2015, Bill 20, Ryan’s Law, 2015 (Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools),(“Ryan’s Law”) received Royal Asset and came into force. Ryan’s Law was introduced as a Private Member’s Bill on July 17, 2014 in response to the death of 12-year old student Ryan...
|What School Leaders Need to Know About the Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum|
Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015On February 23, 2015, the Ministry of Education released the revised curriculum for Health and Physical Education for Grades 1 to 12. The purpose of the revised curriculum is to give students accurate information that will keep them safe and healthy. The Province is also providing parents with...
|Quebec High School Criticized For Student Strip Search|
Andrew Baker, Kate Dearden; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015In February 2015, a Québec City secondary school attracted national attention after a 15 year old female student was strip-searched by a female principal and female staff member at Neufchâtel High School within the De la Capitale School Board (the “Board”). After reports...
|Yik Yak: Anonymous Posting App Being Used For Cyber-Bullying|
Noemi Chanda; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015Yik Yak is a free location-based mobile app that allows users to post short, text-only messages of up to 200 characters. Yik Yak functions much like Twitter, but is geographically bound to those within a 10 mile radius and is completely anonymous: there are no usernames, no logins, and no...