Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 11/6/2022

Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and US Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO) issued new resources for school districts.

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In recognition of the challenges districts are facing to recruit, support and retain substitute teachers, ODE has prepared new resources on its…

Posted by John R. Price on 8/12/2022

OSBA’s division of legal services invites you to join us and register for an exciting learning opportunity on September 16, 2022, at 9 a.m. as we host the Human Resources Law in Schools Workshop. This enlightening virtual workshop will feature experienced school lawyers discussing some of the most timely and important issues in human resources and…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 4/30/2021

Back on Dec. 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued 

Posted by Van D. Keating on 3/5/2021

While most of the conversations in schools about gender transition has been focused on students, schools need to be aware that transgender employees may be involved in gender transition as well.  Federal laws against sex and disability discrimination make it illegal to fire, refuse to hire, harass, or otherwise discriminate against transgender employees …

Posted by Van D. Keating on 9/11/2020

On Aug. 27, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)  released additional questions and answers

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 5/14/2020

At a recent telephone meeting with Ohio school district treasurers, Auditor of State (AOS) Keith Faber took questions about school district finances and audits as affected by the COVID-19 school building closures. AOS Faber answered a wide range of questions and provided valuable insight for school board members and district treasurers.

Posted by Van D. Keating on 9/27/2019

On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule regarding changes to the salary thresholds for employee exemptions from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). DOL estimates that these changes will make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay.

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 7/5/2019

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (DOL) issued an opinion letter that addressed the Family and Medical Leave…

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Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 4/26/2019

On April 16, the Ohio Attorney General (AG) released 2019 Ohio Atty.Gen.Ops. No. 2019-014

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 3/27/2019

On April 12, OSBA’s Division of Legal Services will host its annual spring Diversity and Inclusion Workshop from 9a.m.-3p.m. at OSBA’s office in Columbus. This year’s spring workshop will include practical recommendations on a number of important and timely topics.