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Under a new law, school districts are required to develop and implement a plan to address the mental health needs of students, families, teachers and administrators in the district. The plan must also address the […]
The Board of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently approved amendments to the Department’s Physical Restraint Regulations (603 CMR 46.00) and to the Program and Safety Standards for Approved Public or […]
A Massachusetts superior court judge ruled that a student living part time with his father was still a resident of Wayland for educational purposes, despite the fact that he slept more nights at his mother’s house in Framingham.
In an important victory for Massachusetts school districts and statewide efforts towards increased accountability for educators, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) has issued a decision which limits the scope of authority granted to an […]
Some municipal and school officials have expressed concern about the prospect of the U.S. Department of Labor substantially raising the dollar threshold at which employees can be exempted from the provisions of the Fair Labor […]
It has been four years since the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board (“CERB”) took the view that municipal employers have a duty to bargain health insurance contribution rates of certain retirees, i.e. current employees who will […]
On January 7, 2015, in one of his last acts as governor, Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Parental Leave”, which expands the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (“MMLA”) (M.G.L. c. 149, §105D) […]
Good news for municipal employers. Although the Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $9.00 an hour on January 1, 2015, the law has been interpreted not to apply to public employees. The increase, which is the […]