Timely updates on legal issues affecting educational organizations as they develop.
There have been some new developments involving the Department of Labor (DOL) and the regulations related to overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the Appleton School District (District) should have had committee meetings open to the public with proper notice given of where and when they were gathering when the Committee was meeting for the purpose of reviewing course material for a freshman communication arts class.
The United States Supreme Court will not decide the issue of whether Title IX bars discrimination in schools on the basis of gender identity in Gloucester v. G.G., which had been scheduled for oral arguments this month. The Gloucester case involved a transgender student’s right to access bathrooms consistent with his gender identity. Today, the Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and sent the case back to the Fourth Circuit for further consideration in light of the guidance issued by the Departments of Education and Justice on February 22, 2017.