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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES TITLE IX REGULATIONS

 

 

 

On May 6, 2020, the United States Department of Education (“DOE”) issued final regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”).  Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.  The new regulations go into effect on August 14, 2020, so school districts are encouraged to review their policies and procedures and provide staff training on these new regulations as soon as possible.  The final regulations list specific elements that must be included in any policy, such as range of disciplinary actions, standards of evidence, and procedures.

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Workers’ Compensation Claims and COVID-19

The coronavirus and its effects are likely to have an impact on workers’ compensation claims. Two of the most common questions that have been raised regarding COVID-19 and workers’ compensation are addressed below, including compensation for employees who contract COVID-19 at work and employees who are injured while working from home.

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