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 employment law, from handling administrator and teacher contracts to addressing harassment and discrimination in schools to navigating the changing landscape of employee religious expression. This workshop will be particularly useful to school board members and any school official with a human resources role, as well as school attorneys, as OSBA has applied for 5 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credits.

Bricker & Eckler’s Nicole Donovsky will kick off the event with a presentation on administrator contracts. Her presentation will address the hiring and initial contract phase, evaluations, and termination process for administrators, among other topics. Then, Jacqueline Walsh Brickman of Pepple & Waggoner will discuss the changing landscape of religious expression by school employees in wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s much publicized decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton Public Schools. She will discuss the current contours of the law and how schools can ensure they are protecting the rights of employees without running afoul of constitutional requirements about the separation of church and state.

In the afternoon, we will be joined by Sherrie Massey from Peters Kalail & Markakis for a look at the various anti-discrimination laws that protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age and disability status. They will discuss how school districts should respond to allegations of discriminatory behavior and how schools can proactively prevent issues from occurring. Last, we will wrap up with a discussion on teacher contracts from Emily Spivack of Squire Patton Boggs. Emily will explain the law on hiring and terminating the contracts of various types of educators.

You can register for the event here. This event is virtual-only, so you will be able to participate in this opportunity from anywhere. Registration is $105 for OSBA and OCSBA members. Please contact the legal division at (855) 672-2529 with any questions about the event.

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