As the holidays approach, school officials may find themselves preparing for snow days, winter vacation, and of course, the issue of religious expression in public schools. Every year, the holiday season brings a flurry of questions about what is allowed under the law regarding holiday displays and programs. While teaching about religious holidays is permitted as part of an educational program, … [Read more...] about December Dilemma: Holiday Displays and Programs in Public Schools
Married individuals are typically the beneficiaries of their spouse’s life insurance policies/retirement accounts. Following a divorce or an annulment, most individuals will update their beneficiary designations on their life insurance policies/retirement accounts to remove their former spouse. There are situations, however, where one spouse will leave the other as a beneficiary following the … [Read more...] about New Pennsylvania Law Addresses Beneficiary Designations During Divorce Decree
You probably know about data breaches – and the lawsuits that often follow – against some of the world’s largest companies. Yahoo, Facebook, T-Mobile, eBay, The Home Depot, and Capital One have all been victims of data breaches in recent years. This summer, T-Mobile agreed to pay $350 million to settle claims connected to a 2021 cyberattack. A 2020 report by IBM found that the average cost of a … [Read more...] about How To Protect Your Business From Data Breaches
Finally, you've won your court case, and a judge or jury has decided that a defendant owes you money. If you think you will leave the courtroom with a big check, think again. If a defendant does not want to pay you, you may need to take additional legal action. Here are the steps to take to get the money you are owed from an award or verdict in Pennsylvania. Has the Debtor Agreed to Make … [Read more...] about You Won Your Case. Now How Do You Get Your Money?
In July, Governor Tom Wolfe finalized the state budget and also signed into law nearly 50 changes to the Pennsylvania School Code. These far-reaching revisions are sure to affect all areas of school administration, including special education, school safety, and homeschool programs. Here are some key amendments and what they could mean for your school. 2022-23 School Code Changes Building … [Read more...] about What School Officials Should Know About Revisions to the School Code
The pandemic changed the way people work. As offices closed, employees set up home offices and learned about this new thing called Zoom. The phrase “work-life” balance took on new meaning as employees now worked where they live and found themselves responding to messages around the clock. Now, it looks like some employers will be facing consequences for communicating with employees after … [Read more...] about Is It Okay to Communicate With Your Employees After Work Hours?