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New Guidance Issued By the Department of Education on the Rights of Students with Disabilities
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • January 11 2017

At the end of last month, the Department of Education released three new sets of guidance on the federal civil rights laws that govern students with


Matter of Dhanasar: A New Standard for National Interest Waivers in the United States
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • January 10 2017

On December 27, 2016, the AAO issued a decision that modifies the standards for granting a National Interest Waiver (NIW) in Matter of Dhanasar. This


OCR Complaints - Trends and Predictions
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 21 2016

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued two reports highlighting its work during both fiscal year (FY) 2016


Appellate Court Determines that Student Handbook is not a Contract
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 7 2016

In Mulvey v. Carl Sandberg High School et al., a family sued its school district and various district officials and coaches alleging breach of


Court Rules that Final Board Action Requires a Public Recital that Includes the Key Terms of an Action Item
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

In a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision, the Court held that a public body was in violation of the Open Meetings Act (OMA) where the public body


PAC FOIA Opinions Address “Unduly Burdensome” factor, Personal Privacy Exemption and Public Records
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

In three separate opinions rendered in November, the Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Illinois Attorney General provided guidance regarding the


Does Paid Leave Become Reality in a Trump Administration? And Who is His Likely Choice to Head the Department of Labor?
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

Every other employment attorney has been offering their opinion on how the election of Donald Trump will impact employment law. So, I’d feel left out


What Employers Can Expect from the Trump Administration: Immigration
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • November 16 2016

Our alert on Monday (111416) provided a brief summary of immigration-specific changes that are likely under Donald Trump’s new administration. This


A Trump Presidency: Potential Impact on Employee Benefits Law and Policy
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • November 10 2016

For many months, we have been speculating about how the results of the 2016 presidential election would impact employee benefits policy going forward


PAC Ruling Further Clarifies Impermissible Restrictions on Public Comment
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • November 9 2016

One of the most legally perilous jobs of a school board is to preside over the public participation portion of a meeting. The key for a board is to