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Executive Order Extends Emergency Paid Sick Leave for School Employees

On February 4, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 10, extending Emergency Paid Sick Leave for employees of local and regional boards of education in Connecticut.  This extension is only applicable to boards of education and not to private-sector or other municipal employers. The Executive Order extends the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) available under the federal Families First...

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Attorney Christine Sullivan Named Senior Partner

Berchem Moses PC is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2021, Christine Sullivan has been elected as Senior Partner. “It is with great pride that we announce the promotion of Christine Sullivan to Senior Partner at Berchem Moses PC,” said Marsha Belman Moses, Named Senior Partner. “Christine is an amazing lawyer, both exceedingly competent and especially compassionate, who embodies the...

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Attorney John Khalil to serve as President of the Connecticut School Attorneys Council

Congratulations to Attorney John Y. Khalil on being named as President of the Connecticut School Attorneys Council for 2021.  The Connecticut School Attorneys Council is a member group of education attorneys representing public school districts across the state.  The Council works in collaboration with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) and the National School Boards...

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District Court Ruling Extends Age of Eligibility for Special Education to Twenty-Two

On June 10, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut issued a ruling regarding the age limitation for special education and related services which has significant implications for local and regional boards of education.  Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-76d(b), and Regulation 10-76d-1(a)(4) currently provides that a school district’s obligation to provide a free...

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What schools need to know about the final Title IX regulations

The U.S. Department of Education released its final regulations on sexual harassment under Title IX which includes many sweeping changes to the existing definitions and standards and imposes significantly greater obligations on local school districts, effective August 14, 2020. On July 8, 2020, Floyd J. Dugas, Chair of the firm's Labor & Employment practice, and Carolyn Mazanec Dugas, member...

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