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NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE MAY 2017

On May 17, 2017, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board issued rulings in two pending negotiability disputes involving the Columbus Community School District and the Oskaloosa Community School District. The issues in those cases involved the negotiab…
On May 17, 2017, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board issued rulings in two pending negotiability disputes involving the Columbus Community School District and the Oskaloosa… https://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2017/05/negotiations-update-may-2017/

FLSA Exempt Employee Salary Changes

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued final rules relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that updated the minimum salary amount that is required for an employee to be considered “exempt” under the FLSA. Under the final rules,…
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued final rules relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that updated the minimum salary amount that is required for a… https://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/06/flsa-exempt-employee-salary-changes/

DE Guidance Relating to Transgender Students

On May 13, 2016, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague letter that summarized a school district’s Title IX obligations regarding transgender students. While the Dear Colleague letter provides guidance on what the D…
On May 13, 2016, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague letter that summarized a school district’s Title IX obligations regarding transgende… https://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/06/de-guidance-relating-transgender-students/

Employer-provided Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation

On May 9, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a memorandum entitled “Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act”. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), any employer with 15 or more employees must prov…
On May 9, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a memorandum entitled “Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act”. Under the Americans wit… https://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2016/06/employer-provided-leave-reasonable-accommodation/

School Districts and the Family Medical Leave Act

School districts, similar to any other employer, often struggle with properly implementing employee leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA provides that employees are entitled to up to twelve weeks of leave for their own serious health…
School districts, similar to any other employer, often struggle with properly implementing employee leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA provides that employe… https://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2015/08/school-districts-and-family-medical-leave-act/