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Author: Franczek

There’s Guidance for That: EEOC Reminds Employers of Pandemic Guidance As Coronavirus Threat Grows

EEOC Higher Education

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a news alert yesterday addressing the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act on employers’ responses to a potential pandemic involving coronavirus, or COVID-19. Although the EEOC […]

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Coronavirus, Fear, and Racial Harassment: OCR Warns Educational Institutions It Is Watching

Coronavirus Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a statement yesterday reminding schools, colleges, and universities of their responsibilities to address discrimination and harassment based on race and national origin during the outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19. […]

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Isolated Time Out is Back (for now): ISBE Issues Revised Guidance and Reporting Form After Second Amendment to Emergency Rules on Time Out and Physical Restraint

K-12 Education Publications

Originally posted on our Special Education Law Insights Blog. Last week, ISBE reversed course on isolated time out. After initially banning the practice in late November 2019, ISBE heard from many stakeholders that having a staff member in a time out room with an escalated […]

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