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Commonwealth Court Upholds Termination Based Upon “Reasonable Suspicion”

January 15th, 2018

In Metz v. Bethlehem Area School District, the teacher had been employed as a tenured physical education teacher when the school district received proof of a positive drug test result for cocaine metabolites.

DOL’s New Internship Guidance Creates Opportunity for Businesses to Invest in the Future

January 6th, 2018

The new guidance opens up opportunities for both businesses and students by allowing students to take on more useful roles in the organization, which enhances the students’ learning experience while also incentivizing businesses to invest time in unpaid interns.

NLRB Establishes New Standard Governing Enforceability of Workplace Policies

January 2nd, 2018

In a split decision, the Board established a new test for reviewing facially neutral workplace rules.

Superior Court Determines Prenatal Activities May Constitute Child Abuse

December 29th, 2017

Reviewing the language of the Child Protective Services Law in detail, the Court’s decision may have far-ranging ramifications.

A Gestational Carrier Gives The Ultimate Gift

December 22nd, 2017

There is no better time to celebrate the ultimate gift of family formation given by a surrogate mother.

U.S. Department of Education Issues New Q&A on What Constitutes FAPE

December 18th, 2017

The Q&A attempts to explain to parents and stakeholders the issues addressed in the Endrew F. decision, and the impact of the decision on implementation of the IDEA’s requirement of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for children with disabilities.

NO SHAME: General Assembly Does Away With School Shaming at Lunchtime

December 12th, 2017

As a way of reducing the stigma that can sometimes accompany a child’s inability to pay for school meals, Act 55 demands that all school boards establish a policy which requires its schools to provide a program meal to a student who requests one, regardless of whether the student has the money to pay or owes money for school meals. 

DOL Proposes Regulations That May Give More Freedom for Businesses with Tipped Employees

December 4th, 2017

Giving employers freedom to connect merit and pay for more employees may have the effect of helping to drive business growth and sustainability.

Game On: Commonwealth Court Allows Concussion Lawsuit to Proceed Against PIAA

December 1st, 2017

This case offers a good opportunity for school boards throughout Pennsylvania to review their policies for compliance with the Safety in Youth Sports Act.

Feds Flip Flop On Title IX Protections

November 10th, 2017

College Title IX officers are encouraged to review and modify their policies and procedures to conform to the latest direction from Washington.