Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (the “IDEA”), school districts are obligated to provide special education students with a “free and appropriate public education” – also known as “FAPE” – but just what constitutes FAPE?
“The courts of this country should not be places where resolutions of disputes begin. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried”. --Justice Sandra Dey O’Connor
With the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice that those federal agencies are withdrawing the previous guidance as to transgendered students offered in the “Dear Colleague Letter” jointly issued in May 2016, school districts across New Jersey may be wondering what, if any obligations, do they have with respect to their transgendered students.
Effective January 22, 2017, employers must use the updated version of Form I-9, dated 11/14/2016 N, Employment Eligibility Verification published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
New Jersey Supreme Court Holds that Municipalities Must Address Affordable Housing Obligations Attributable to the Gap Period (1999 to 2015)
On January 10, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ("Port Authority") agreed to admit wrongdoing and pay a $400,000 penalty to settle charges related to the failure of the Port Authority to disclose to investors certain risks associated with road projects undertaken and financed by the Authority in violation of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933 ("Securities Act of 1933").
The Open and Public Records Act ("OPRA") was enacted as a tool to promote transparency in New Jersey government and municipal operations, but as with any tool, OPRA can be subject to misuse.
Under the law, certain Qualified Organizations, such as educational organizations and service clubs, may, upon proper licensure and as part of a fundraising effort, offer Games of Chance.
It will happen to you. If you manage people, you know that everyone makes mistakes and, sometimes, some people intentionally do the wrong thing. It is inevitable that all organizations – big and small – will eventually have to investigate employee misconduct. It is simply a part of doing business.
For years, employers have grappled with whether or not they were required to grant employees unpaid leaves of absence as reasonable accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA.) Some employers simply claimed ignorance of the rules. Lack of information or confusion surrounding the statute is no longer acceptable.