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|The Constitutional Rights of Students Wearing American Flag Shirts on Cinco de Mayo Were Not Violated When They Were Required to Remove or Turn Their Shirts Inside Out or Leave School for the Day To Prevent Substantial Disruption or Violence at the School|
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann Girard A Law Corporation;
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014On Cinco de Mayo 2010, when school officials at a California high school became aware of a potential altercation between two groups of students, they asked the students wearing shirts bearing images of the American flag to remove or turn their shirts inside out or leave school for the day as an...
|There is Such a Thing as Over-Sharing: Former Employee Forfeits Portion of Settlement Payment After Daughter Discloses Settlement on Facebook|
Jessica W. Catlow; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 7, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014It seems like every day there is a new case highlighting novel and evolving issues employers confront when people disclose information via social media. The latest example involves a hapless college-age daughter in Florida that caused her father to forfeit his settlement payment from a former...
|Protect Your Children From “One-Click” Liability Schools Must Reform Cyberbullying And Sexting Policies|
Brett M. Renzenbrink; Strauss Troy Co., L.P.A.;
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014Children “sexting” is considered pornography under Ohio law, even if it is from a minor child to another minor child. And, cyberbullying is a crime. Here’s what you need to know to protect your children.
|The Tide Towards Tightening Regulations of Educational Loans|
Monette Cope; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014Legislators and regulators are proposing remedies to rising defaults on educational loans in the so-called "student loan bubble".
|“Sophisticated” Breach Exposes 300,000 Student Records at University of Maryland: 3 Questions You Should Ask|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014Officials at the University of Maryland (“University” or “UMD”) announced that UMD was the victim of a significant security breach that took place on Tuesday, February 18 (the “Breach” or “Incident”). The Incident, characterized as a...
|Automatic Work Authorization for Foreign Students|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014Effective June 1, 2014, study permit holders in Canada who are enrolled in academic, vocational or professional training programs of six months or longer will be automatically authorized to work ¿ up to 20 hours per week during their academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks.
|New York State Launches the Unemployment Insurance State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES)|
Hancock Estabrook LLP;
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) recently implemented a new web-based system called the
Unemployment Insurance State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES), which directly connects the NYSDOL
with employers for purposes of investigating and resolving claims for unemployment...
|Dear Colleague Letter Firmly Urges Districts to Abandon “Zero Tolerance” in Student Discipline Policies|
Pullman Comley LLC;
February 21, 2014The 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 student discipline without discrimination on the basis of race,...
|A Mixed Bag of Guidance: The IRS Issues Final Regulations on the Employer Pay-or-Play Mandate Under ACA|
James R. Napoli; Constangy Brooks Smith LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 12, 2014The IRS released the long awaited final regulations to the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") (aka the "pay-or-play mandate") along with a set of FAQs on the pay-or-play mandate. On a first read of the 227 pages of guidance, the...
|Employer “Pay or Play” Mandate Final Regulations Issued—Major Impact on Educational Institutions|
Daniel T. Sulton; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014Like all other employers across the country, educational institutions have been awaiting final rules to determine their compliance strategy for the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility provisions (better known as the employer “pay or play” mandate). Under the...