Legal and Regulatory Issues

How Accommodating is Your College?

By Darren K. Sharp, Partner, Co-leader of the Higher Education Industry Team, Armstrong Teasdale
College students with disabilities are afforded legal rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (§504), including the right to seek reasonable accommodations from their schools to participate and succeed in their academic careers. This article addresses the more common legal accommodations provided under applicable federal statutes.

2017 Changes to the Gainful Employment Disclosure Template

Court Rules Students Training in Clinics are Not Employees Under the FLSA

By Bill Ojile, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
In a decision relevant for any school that provides services to the public as a means to provide training for its students, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado recently ruled that such students are not employees for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Web Accessibility in Education Must Be a Higher Priority

By Jennifer Flood JD, President and CEO, National Compliance Group
As schools expand into the online space by way of courses, content for classes, and even enrollment, those web properties and related material must be accessible to those with disabilities. This article will discuss the legal background, penalties for non-compliance and what we can do moving forward.

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Maximizing Lease Protections in Case of a Future School Closure

By Julie S. Mebane, Partner in Duane Morris LLP’s Real Estate Practice Group
The best way for a school tenant to protect itself against dire consequences following a school closure is to negotiate and include in its lease particular protections that will afford options and flexibility for dealing with a closure. This article describes some of the provisions that are recommended for consideration at the lease negotiation and documentation stage.

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