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HTMLOLRB Rules Local Strikes Unlawful, While Government Proceeds with Back-to-Work Legislation
Kate Dearden, Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 22, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLOntario Passes New Law On Asthma Inhalers in Schools
Kate Dearden; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLQuebec High School Criticized For Student Strip Search
Andrew Baker, Kate Dearden; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
In 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...

 

HTMLYik Yak: Anonymous Posting App Being Used For Cyber-Bullying
Noemi Chanda; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
Yik 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...

 

HTMLThe Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014
Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLWhat School Leaders Need to Know About the Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLSchool Stabbing Report Makes 41 Recommendations to Improve School Safety
Bethan Dinning; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 4, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
On September 23, 2014, Toronto high school student Hamid Aminzada died after being stabbed at North Albion Collegiate Institute. Police said Hamid was stabbed while trying to intervene in a dispute between two students in the school’s hallway. After Hamid’s tragic death, the Toronto...

 

HTMLTeacher Reinstated After Allegations Of Sexual Abuse
Maddie Axelrod; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 4, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
On December 19, 2014, Arbitrator Lorne Slotnick reinstated a York Region teacher who had been criminally charged with sexually assaulting a student. In Re York Region District School Board and ETFO (Ross) (2014), 121 CLAS 305, Arbitrator Slotnick considered the interaction between criminal and...

 

HTMLAre You Ready for the New Student ID Requirements?
Patrick L. McCune, Patricia B. McMurray; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015
Commencing June 1, 2015, Louisiana schools must adhere to several new restrictions and requirements regarding student identification and students’ personal information. This is the latest step in a process designed by the State in 2014 to protect students from identity theft. The new statutes...

 

Adobe PDFTitle IX Coordinators: Review of New Guidance from the Department of Education
Rebecca Lacher, Pedro A. Ramos; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 14, 2015, previously published on April 2015
On April 24, 2015, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) and a letter directly to Title IX Coordinators, as well as a new 25-page Title IX Resource Guide. These reflect OCR’s focus on ensuring that Title IX Coordinators have the...

 


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