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|Back to School! Employers: Are You Ready for School-Related Leave for Parents?|
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014The lazy days of summer are behind us this month as many children head back to school. Employers of parents with school-aged children should review California’s laws, which provide certain rights to employees to take time off from work to deal with school-related issues.
|Back to School: Tax Benefits for Education|
Duane Morris LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014Students will soon be heading back to school, and with skyrocketing education costs, families are increasingly exploring ways to cut costs and save money. With that in mind, in this Alert, we summarize what many consider the easiest attainable tax deductions and tax credits involving...
|Discharging the Brunner Test: Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy|
Scott St. Amand, J. Ellsworth Summers; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
August 15, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014Twenty-seven years ago the Second Circuit was faced with a debtor who proposed to use the Bankruptcy Code to avoid her student loan debt - only five months after graduation. The Second Circuit came down harshly on Ms. Brunner and established an “undue hardship” test, which few debtors...
|New York State Requires Parents' Bill of Rights|
Pamela A. Madeiros, Stephen A. Mendelsohn, Laura S. Norman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014As part of the recently enacted Common Core Implementation Reform Act, New York State now requires every “educational agency” operating in the state to develop a Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.
|New Ohio Legislation Makes Reforms to Policies Affecting Primary and Secondary Education|
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 2014The Mid-Biennium Review bill was recently passed and presents changes to current laws related to public education. Among the numerous modifications implemented, major revisions include adjustments to teacher evaluations and new graduation requirements for the replacement of the Ohio Graduation...
|Missouri and Kansas Pass Legislation on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements for Distance Education|
Lynette L. Siegel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014Missouri is one of the most recent states to pass legislation authorizing an interstate reciprocity agreement for distance education providers. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1389 in June, with the legislation set to go into effect August 28, 2014. Kansas passed similar legislation in...
|Update to Dutch Online Gaming Liberalization Process|
Martha A. Sabol, Reinier van de Steenoven, Emilie van Hasselt, Peter van Langeveld; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 01, 2014In July 2014, the Dutch legislative proposal to open the market for online gaming was submitted to the Dutch House of Representatives. At the same time, the advice given by the Dutch Council of State to the Dutch Government to reconsider its choice to liberalize the Internet gaming market was made...
|Public Bleachers Constructed Prior to the ADA Don't Need Additional Improvements if a Viable Alternative is Offered|
Michael J. Maurer; Best Best Krieger LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require a public entity to structurally alter existing bleacher seating at high school football games where the seating was constructed prior to the enactment of the ADA (1992) and there are alternative ADA accessible...
|Charter Schools Ordered to Repay $30,000 in Tax-Credit Funds|
Robert D. Haws; Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.;
August 2, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014Eduprize, a charter school with two campuses in the East Valley, has entered into a consent judgment to pay $30,000 into accounts for extracurricular activities for students. (See, Judgment).
|E.M. v. Pajaro Valley USD|
Rutan Tucker LLP;
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 2014On July 15, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its most recent opinion regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (“IDEA”): E.M. v. Pajaro Valley USD. The appellate court upheld the district court’s judgment in favor of...