Education Alert: Open Meetings Act

On February 24, 2022, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General completed an investigation into an Open Meetings Act (“OMA”) complaint filed against the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education (“Council”) and issued a decision finding the Council violated…

Understanding the Impact of OSHA’s New COVID-19 Policies on Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers to implement policies for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing. The ETS applies to private employers with more than 100 employees. While the…

Emergency Temporary Standard: Understanding the Impact of OSHA’s New COVID-19 Policies on Massachusetts Charter Schools

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers to implement policies for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing. The ETS applies to private employers with more than 100 employees. While the…

Legal Alert: Important Reversal of New York COVID-19 Student Testing Rule

On February 16th, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued guidance (NYSED Guidance) establishing a new rule that public schools in New York cannot require students to consent to COVID-19 testing in order to attend in-person classes. The guidance…