Here is a compendium of current issues that affect Ohio’s public entities, plus McGown & Markling news of note.
On December 18, 2018, the Federal Commission on School Safety (“FCSS”) issued a report and recommendations to the President of the United States regarding the FCSS’s study on how to improve safety of students and educators at educational institutions. The FCSS was created by the Trump Administration in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]
UPDATED: The Ohio General Assembly Establishes Procedures Designed To Curb The Misuse Of Credit Cards House Bill 312, which goes into effect on November 2, 2018, establishes new procedures that political subdivisions must follow when using credit card accounts. The Act requires political subdivisions to adopt a policy regarding the use of credit cards before […]
An unanimous 8-0 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, 586 U. S. ____ (2018), determined that all state and local governments and their subdivisions are employers covered by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) – regardless of the number of employees that are employed by […]
In Grimm v. Gloucester Cty. School Bd., 302 F. Supp. 3d 730 (E.D.Va. 2018), a federal trial court allowed a transgender student to bring discrimination claims against the student’s school board based upon the student’s transgender status under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and the Equal Protection Clause of the […]
In the case EEOC v. R.G. &. G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, 884 F.3d 560 (6th Cir. 2018), a federal appellate court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects transgender persons because of their transgender or transitioning status. Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees in matters related to employment – […]
In a long awaited decision, the Ohio Supreme Court dismissed the appeal in In re L.G., Slip Opinion No. 2018-Ohio-3750 as improvidently accepted, leaving the Ohio appellate court’s decision regarding the obligation of school officials to issue Miranda warnings in place. In this case, a young student made a bomb threat to a public middle […]