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Third Circuit Court of Appeals Provides Helpful Reminder About FLSA and Short Breaks for Hourly Employees

October 17th, 2017

In the case of Dept. of Labor v. American Furniture Systems, Inc., employees were required to log off their computers or would automatically be logged off for times they were not working for more than 90 seconds.

PA Federal Court Judge Reduces Attorney Fee Demands In Potential Game Changer

October 12th, 2017

It has become an inconvenient truth that special education due process cases are often controlled more by the fear of run-away prevailing party attorney’s fees than by the special needs of the child.

NPC Spends Summer Examining Gender Identity Issues for Sororities and Fraternities

October 10th, 2017

This past summer, the National Panhellenic Conference released the report of its Gender Identity Study Group.

New USDOE Guidance on Sexual Misconduct on Campus Poses New Challenges for K-12 Schools

October 6th, 2017

On September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education issued a new FAQ interim guidance document on investigating and adjudicating cases of sexual misconduct, and formally withdrew the guidance that had been issued in 2011 and 2014 on that topic.

Ninth Circuit Punts Public Prayer by Football Coach

October 2nd, 2017

In a recent case, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the ruling of the district court denying a football coach’s request for a preliminary injunction after he was placed on administrative leave for ignoring district policy regarding student prayer.

In a Dramatic Shift, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Courts May Wade Into Issue of Educational Funding

September 29th, 2017

Now that the funding crisis in Pennsylvania schools has finally attained constitutional dimension, schools and public school supporters have an enhanced opportunity to advocate for legislative change.

Solving the Funding Problem After Endrew F. Decision

September 28th, 2017

What is the actual message of the Endrew F. decision and how can school districts afford that message?

New Third Circuit Precedent for School Sports Injuries

September 28th, 2017

Under Pennsylvania’s Safety in Youth Sports Act, coaches shall remove any student athlete who exhibits signs or symptoms of concussion from participation in the activity.

Grief and the Law: How To Return To Work When Coping With Loss

September 25th, 2017

Family members and friends will reach out to console a grieving parent, but you may feel alone when it comes to trying to return to work after your loss.

Has the Court Rung The Death Knell on Settlement Agreements in Special Education?

September 15th, 2017

In a case of first impression in the Pennsylvania state courts, the Commonwealth court held that only courts have jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement and not hearing officers in due process hearings brought under the IDEA.