With school budgets as constrained as they are, public schools are always looking for ways to be more efficient in their operations. However, according to a recent decision by the Commissioner of Education, filing “consolidated” tenure charges against multiple staff members – even when those staff members all allegedly engaged in a common course of misconduct -- is not the way to do it.
With recent media coverage creating a renewed awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, allegations are on the rise. In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, employers may be liable for sexual harassment that takes place inside or outside of the workplace between employees. There is also exposure if harassment occurs between an employee and a third party who interacts with the company.
As Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, fire departments across New Jersey are reminding residents to check their home smoke detectors.
That’s a good idea, and it’s also a good time for New Jersey school districts to check and maintain their automated external defibrillators (AEDs), which have been required by Janet’s Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41a, to be present in every school since September 1, 2014.