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Who Is a “Person” Under Title IX: Conflict Coming?

September 16th, 2019

A growing number of court decisions in various jurisdictions that are refusing to recognize causes of action under Title IX brought by individuals sexually assaulted at colleges and universities.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Agrees to Hear a Case in Which Two Prior Court Rulings Question Whether Pennsylvania will Follow the National Trend of Promoting Employees’ Ability to Change Jobs

July 26th, 2019

The no-hire provision prevented BeeMack, during the term of the contract and for two years after its termination, from hiring or soliciting any employee of Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. 

Defining Who Is a “Person” Under Title IX

July 26th, 2019

Sexual assault is considered to be discrimination on the basis of sex, and individuals who experience sexual assault may bring a Title IX claim against the educational institution if the institution is deliberately indifferent to the assault.

Pennsylvania’s Act 16 Addresses Many School Issues, Including Tuition Wavers for Foster Youth

July 12th, 2019

Act 16 was signed into law on June 28, 2019 and addresses a variety of School Code provisions.

Governor Signs Bill Clarifying Requirements for School Security Personnel to Carry Firearms

July 5th, 2019

When signing the law, Governor Wolf noted that Act 67 does not authorize teachers to be designed as security personnel. 

Challenge: Create a More Resilient Community

June 18th, 2019

Attending in support of the event,  each attorney brought back tools to enrich our ability to assist clients in a range of practice areas.

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Expands Internal Predecisional Exception Under Right To Know Law

June 10th, 2019

In Finnerty v. Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the City of Chester had been determined to be a financially distressed municipality under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act (Act 47).

PDE Issues a Revised Basic Educational Circular (“BEC”) on Charter Schools

June 6th, 2019

Earlier this month, PDE issued its first revised BEC on charter schools since 2004.

Superior Court Addresses Enforcement of Post Adoption Contact Agreements

April 1st, 2019

On March 21, the Superior Court issues its first decision regarding enforcement of Post Adoption Contact Agreements.

Department Of Labor Updates 60-Year-Old Regulation

March 28th, 2019

The current regulation, adopted more than 60 years ago, includes more traditional forms of compensation in employees’ regular rate, including the perks of employment, such as paid holidays, vacations, and basic medical plans.