Transgender Student Access to Public School Bathrooms Still a Prominent Issue

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New York Daily News reporter Sarah Goodyear recently published an article titled “Seat of Unrest”, which investigates the latest and emerging battle over gender identity which is being waged in public school district bathrooms across the country. Read More

EEOC Publishes Guidance for Employers on the Rights of Applicants and Employees with HIV Infection

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

In early December 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published, “Living with HIV Infection: Your Legal Rights in the Workplace Under the ADA,” available at, which explains, among other things, how employers may be able to provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace and how to avoid workplace discrimination for individuals with HIV infection. Read More

Christian Advocacy Group Sent Letter to High School Asking to Reverse Transgender Policy

Monday, November 16, 2015

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has recently published a “Legal Clips” post discussing how the Christian advocacy group the Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to the Le Roy High School asking school officials to discontinue adhering to Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Read More

Governor Cuomo Continues to Focus on Worker Abuse in New York State

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

As part of a continuing effort to curb worker abuse in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on October 14, 2015 that anti-retaliation and mediation units will be created within the State Labor Department to support the Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation, a recently assembled multi-agency task force investigating alleged wage theft, child labor and other unlawful workplace practices by employers in New York State. According to the Governor, the Task Force has already opened 30 joint-agency enforcement cases across the state. Read More

Illinois School Refusing to Allow Transgender Access to School Locker Room – Risks Losing Federal Funding

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has recently published a “Legal Clips” post discussing how the PS HS District is defying a U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) order under Title IX to allow a female transgender access to a girls’ locker room. This refusal could mean the loss of $6 million in federal funding. Read More

Third Circuit Rules Teacher’s Derogatory Speech Not Protected by First Amendment

Friday, September 18, 2015

A recently published “Legal Clips” post by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) discusses a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that a discharged teacher’s First Amendment claim against a Pennsylvania school district failed because the disruption caused by her derogatory blogs about students, parents and school administrators outweighed her free speech rights. Read More

PA HS Rules for Accommodating Transgender Students Could Be Model for District

Monday, August 24, 2015

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has recently published a "Legal Clips" post discussing how a Pennsylvania-based high school now allows transgender students to choose the names they put on their ID and the gender pronouns that their teachers and peers use to refer to them. Read More

DOL Releases “Administrator’s Interpretation” on Independent Contractors vs. Employees

Monday, August 24, 2015

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recently published a "Legal Clips" for its subscribers that discusses the U.S. Department of Labor’s new “Administrator’s Interpretation” on the status of workers as independent contractors versus employees, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Read More

NPELRA Publishes Update Regarding Proposed Overtime Protection

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) recently published a Legislative Update for its members titled “President Obama Proposes Overtime Protections to Nearly 5 Million Workers”. Read More

Justice Department Issues “ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments”

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently issued an update that provides general guidance to assist State and local governments in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read More