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What the Law Says About Pregnancy and Infertility Discrimination at Work

July 16th, 2018

Even if a court were to decide that an adverse employment action due to infertility treatments was not sex or pregnancy discrimination, the employee could possibly have an argument that there is discrimination based on disability. 

Help Is On the Way for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

July 13th, 2018

New federal law establishes an advisory council to address the physical and mental health needs of children as well as the needs of the grandparents or other older relative caregivers.

Third Circuit Court Stalls Backdoor Attack on Transgender Bathroom Access

July 11th, 2018

The students brought three claims, arguing that the policy constituted a violation of their constitutional right to privacy, a violation of Title IX, and a violation of state tort law.

And In Other News… Legislature Looks at Lunch Shaming, Furloughs and Keystone Requirement

June 29th, 2018

Recent amendments to the Public School Code indicate a particular focus on school safety and security, however, there are a number of other important updates of which schools should be aware.

Legislature Makes Common Sense Clarifications to Sunshine Law in Respect to School Safety Concerns

June 28th, 2018

Governor Wolf signed into law two legislative bills amending the Public School Code, including an extension of the authority of school boards to hold executive sessions when discussing sensitive security issues.

Supreme Court Rules “Fair Share/Agency Fees” Unconstitutional

June 27th, 2018

In a complete reversal of current law and in a decision certain to have national and direct political ramifications, the Supreme Court ruled today that the collection of agency fees by public employee unions violates the constitutional rights of the non-union members of the employer.

Infertility and the Law: What You Should Know About the Family Medical Leave Act

June 18th, 2018

While infertility is not a considered a “serious health condition” in and of itself,  under  FMLA regulations, continuing treatment by a health-care provider following a period of incapacity of three or more consecutive days, and any subsequent, related regimen of treatment under the care of a health-care provider, satisfies the definition of a “serious health condition.”

Failing to Respond to Bullying in Timely Manner Costly for Both Student and Schools

June 18th, 2018

In the case of Juanita J. W. v. School District of Philadelphia, the Court awarded a student who was the victim of bullying that was not properly addressed by the school district $500,000 for the significant injuries sustained by the student, plus attorney’s fees and costs.  

Court Defines Concept of Resignation and Constructive Discharge in Termination of School Superintendents

June 6th, 2018

In a recently decided case, Pennsylvania’s top court had the opportunity to make several  rulings in the area of law regarding the employment of school Superintendents.

As Father’s Day Approaches, Important to Remember Employment Laws Protect Fathers, Too

June 5th, 2018

Both federal and state laws, which bar discrimination based on gender, can help fathers navigate and balance their roles.