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.

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 12/7/2018

Did you know that OSBA’s division of legal services provides many resources to school board members in the area of employment law?

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 11/15/2018

On Tuesday, the Ohio Ethics Commission announced that it has made more than 400 informal advisory opinions, issued between 1988 and 2013, available on its web site. 

The Commission issues three kinds of advisory opinions: 

  • Formal…
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Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 10/19/2018

While you are planning your visit to the 2018 OSBA Capital Conference, make sure to take advantage of the OSBA Conference App. It’s available for use on…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 7/27/2018

As a reminder to school districts, Ohio law requires SERS to impose reporting and payment penalties on employers that do not meet relevant due dates. Although SERS may extend a due date for "…

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 6/8/2018

OSBA’s Division of Legal Services always is looking for ways to provide our members with new and useful resources. We’ve been hard at work during the first half of 2018 updating existing resources, creating new ones and planning workshops to provide members with the latest and greatest school law-related information. Here are just a few of the resources and events available to…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 11/2/2017

As the Legal Ledger reported back in August, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has been working on amendments to its rule on required licenses for substitutes.  The amendment process is now complete and the…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 6/16/2017

As the end of the school year approaches, one of the more popular questions we receive has to do with the salary notice schools provide to their employees. Legally, RC 3319.12 requires boards of education, by the first day of July, to give each teacher who holds a valid contract for the succeeding school year a “notice” of the salary they are to be paid. Of course, the law also stipulates that this salary shall not be less than the salary paid during the preceding year unless the reduction is part of a uniform plan…