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Recent Cases Provide Clear Instructions for Responding to Sexual Harassment Complaints

Given the recent spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, school employers would be well-served to take stock of how their organization handles issues of harassment and discrimination.

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Working with Law Enforcement While Protecting Student and Staff Rights

One of the many complicated issues facing schools in today’s environment is how to maintain a cooperative relationship with law enforcement authorities while satisfying obligations to maintain the confidentiality of student and personnel information, and otherwise protecting the rights of students and employees. Law enforcement authorities often look...

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School Law Advisory

Employment & Labor
 

Winter 2018

Connor P. Schratz
Poorly Timed Reasonable Assurance Letters Can Be Costly

While summer break is cherished by many school employees and students, it poses a potential pitfall for schools as employers. When work is not available over breaks, schools could, if they ...

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Winter 2018

Elek A. Miller
DOE Issues Landmark Findings Letter Related to FERPA and Online Educational Services

In January, the Family Policy Compliance Office (“FPCO”), the office within the U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) that enforces the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”)...

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Federal District Court Weighs in on Taking a Knee During National Anthem

Readers will recall that the Fall 2017 issue of this publication included an article discussing the issue of free speech rights and students taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem.

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School Law Advisory

School & Education
 

January 17, 2018

Hannah E. King
Consider Input of Private School Staff in IEP Process

To develop an IEP that is based on the unique needs of a student with a disability in a private placement, you must involve the private school staff as much as you reasonably can. "It's about getting all the information that you can about a student," said Hannah King...

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Special Education Connection

School & Education
Special Education
 

January 11, 2018

Anna B. Cole
Poll Workers: Volunteers or Employees?

In any given year, innumerable local, state, and federal elections are being held across the country.  These elections could not take place without the support of countless poll workers who assist local municipalities by counting ballots, supervising the checklists, assisting voters, etc.  Questions are often raised regarding the status of these workers.  Are they volunteers or employees?

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New Hampshire Town and City

Employment & Labor
 

2017 Estate Planning Year in Review

This is the 17th edition of the annual Estate Planning Year in Review. Lest anyone worry that we, the authors of this annual epistle, might merely send out  postcard, the way we will apparently all be filing our personal income tax returns next year based on the simplified, overhauled tax code, with a one line note that says, “nothing happened this year,” fear not. 2017 did not lack for news worthy of our commentary.

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November/December 2017

Mark T. Broth
New Hampshire Supreme Court Clarifies Government Body's Obligations under RSA 91-A

When it was first enacted, technology only intersected with the Right-to-Know Law (RSA 91-A) at a government body’s copying machine.  The most challenging technological question that the statute presented was the amount that could...

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New Hampshire Town and City

Employment & Labor
Municipal Law
 

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