HR, Compliance, and Policies

Educational institutions must comply with laws and regulations, satisfy employee expectations, and implement policies that foster learning and safety. Through this learning pathway, you will learn how to meet these mandatory administrative requirements.

HR, Compliance, and Policies

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  1. Legal Issues Involving CBD In K-12 Schools For Students and Employees
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    Legal Issues Involving CBD In K-12 Schools For Students and Employees
    Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, November 10, 2021; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Leading attorney Richard Verstegen will provide practical solutions to help you avoid legal or political issues that may arise with the use of CBD by students and employees.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the properties of marijuana, hemp, THC, and CBD?
    • What laws regulate these substances?
    • What are the legal issues regarding student use of CBD?
    • May students possess these products for self-administration?
    • How does CBD affect employee drug tests?
    • Is CBD considered a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
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    Legal Issues Involving CBD In K-12 Schools For Students and Employees
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    $99.00
  2. How To Deal With K-12 Student, Family, And Employee Visa Issues
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    How To Deal With K-12 Student, Family, And Employee Visa Issues
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, November 3, 2021; 2:30 PM Eastern

    Education legal expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will explain the current landscape for immigrant students. You will learn what laws require and ensure students and staff are protected.

    What You'll Learn

    • What do federal laws say about immigrant students?
    • What does Plyler v. Doe mean to K-12 educators?
    • What information may you solicit from K-12 students and their families?
    • How should you collect and protect information from immigrant students?
    • Will US ICE agents raid a school in search of undocumented students?
    • What steps can you take to safeguard the education of immigrant students?
    • What are the requirements for certification of international educators?
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    How To Deal With K-12 Student, Family, And Employee Visa Issues
    Wednesday, November 3, 2021; 2:30 PM Eastern
    Dr. Jim Castagnera
    $99.00
  3. Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney (Higher Education)
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    Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney (Higher Education)
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, November 8, 2021; 3:30 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will take you step-by-step through how to address reports of sexual harassment and formal complaints of sexual harassment. You will learn how to correctly and effectively investigate and decide these matters.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you handle reports and formal complaints of sexual harassment?
    • How do scenarios differ?
    • What supportive measures must you provide and document?
    • How should you notify parties of a formal complaint?
    • What common issues do Title IX investigators face?
    • What options do you have for informal resolution or dismissal?
    • How do First Amendment concerns relate to Title IX?
    • What steps must you take to protect student records?
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    Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney (Higher Education)
    Monday, November 8, 2021; 3:30 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    $99.00
  4. Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney
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    Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, October 13, 2021; 3:30 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will take you step-by-step through how to address reports of sexual harassment and formal complaints of sexual harassment. You will learn how to correctly and effectively investigate and decide these matters.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you handle reports and formal complaints of sexual harassment?
    • How do scenarios differ?
    • What supportive measures must you provide and document?
    • How should you notify parties of a formal complaint?
    • What common issues do Title IX investigators face?
    • What options do you have for informal resolution or dismissal?
    • How do First Amendment concerns relate to Title IX?
    • What steps must you take to protect student records?
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    Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021; 3:30 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    $99.00
  5. Vaccines Mandates For Teachers And Staff: FDA Approval And What To Do With Staff That Refuse
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    Vaccines Mandates For Teachers And Staff: FDA Approval And What To Do With Staff That Refuse

    Education law expert Richard Verstegen will help you identify the legal issues regarding this important decision. You will learn how to set a policy that respects employees’ rights while keeping schools safe.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the constitutional implications to making vaccines mandatory for staff?
    • How should you consider disability issues, employee consent, and state laws?
    • Should the school district consider termination as a result of failure to comply?
    • What are the best practices to reduce liability in these instances?
  6. K-12 School Law Certification
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    K-12 School Law Certification
    4 Sessions scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, August 31 - Friday, September 3, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will review the most important legal issues confronting schools, focusing on current laws while highlighting updated regulations and recent court rulings. You will embark upon the school year equipped to handle legal matters involving students, employees, and other stakeholders.

    Benefits of Certification

    • Limit liability
    • Interact knowledgeably with colleagues and attorneys
    • Demonstrate your knowledge
    • Advance your career
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    K-12 School Law Certification
    Tuesday, August 31 - Friday, September 3, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    $299.00
  7. COVID-19 Educator Safety Certification
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    COVID-19 Educator Safety Certification

    COVID-19 experts and educational leaders will reveal strategies to help your students embark upon the new school year. You will learn how to address their physical and mental well-being.

    Sessions Include:

    • COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, And Masks: Keeping Your Employees And Students Safe In 2021
    • Student Mental Wellness Interventions For The 2021-22 School Year
    • How To Teach Kids About COVID-19
    • Certification
    COVID-19 Educator Safety Certification
    Suzanne Lucas, Ryan Jeffery, Ben Johnson
    From $249.00
  8. Breaking: Department of Education’s New Title IX Guidance
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    Breaking: Department of Education’s New Title IX Guidance

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will help you identify the critical legal issues from this new guidance document. You will learn the impact it may have on off-campus activities, allowing individuals to appear virtually in the grievance process, and other specific Title IX sexual harassment issues.

    What You'll Learn

    • How will the Questions and Answers affect your Title IX grievance process?
    • Are policy changes necessary?
    • When must you accept complaints from people not related to your school?
    • What pandemic-specific issues should you consider?
    • What new guidance should you follow when conducting investigations?
    • When and how can you use restorative justice or mediation?
  9. Supreme Court Decision On First Amendment Rights: Update K-12 Policies for 2021-22
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    Supreme Court Decision On First Amendment Rights: Update K-12 Policies for 2021-22
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, August 11, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will explain what the Mahanoy decision should mean for your student speech policy. You will learn how to adapt while balancing student rights with school decorum.

    What You'll Learn

    • What fundamental common-law rules govern student speech?
    • What grounds did B. L. and her parents use to challenge the disciplinary action?
    • What do the primary, concurring, and dissenting opinions tell you?
    • What factors distinguish off-campus speech from on-campus communications?
    • Can you still constitutionally regulate any student speech?
    • How can you distill a legal student speech policy?
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    Supreme Court Decision On First Amendment Rights: Update K-12 Policies for 2021-22
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Dr. Jim Castagnera
    $99.00
  10. Breaking: DOE Statement About Transgender Students And Title IX Protections: Update Policies For 2021-22
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    Breaking: DOE Statement About Transgender Students And Title IX Protections: Update Policies For 2021-22

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will help you identify the important legal issues with this new guidance document. You will learn what impact it will have on specific school issues, including extracurricular activities, facility use, and preferred names.

    What You'll Learn

    • What impact will this Notice have on school programs and activities?
    • How does Title IX define harassment?
    • What investigations must you conduct in response to allegations?
    • What specific policy revisions do you need to make now?
    • What language should your nondiscrimination policy include?
    • Why is the Bostock v. Clayton County decision important?
    • What other laws, regulations, notices, and cases relate to this issue?
  11. Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan
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    Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan

    Cybersecurity consultant Art Taryan will explain why ransomware attacks work and how to thwart them. You will learn what steps you need to take today to protect your organization and prepare to respond.

    Topics covered

    • What is ransomware? How does it function?
    • What is the typical threat actor attack chain?
    • What is the current ransomware threat landscape?
    • How can organizations prepare for ransomware?
    • How should you respond to ransomware?
    • How can your organization recover from an attack?
    • What are the best practices from private industry?
    • What steps does the federal government recommend you take?
  12. “Viewpoint Diversity” Law: What It Means For Your School
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    “Viewpoint Diversity” Law: What It Means For Your School

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will use Florida House Bill 233 as a jumping-off point to lead an engaging discussion in the fascinating matter of viewpoint diversity and academic freedom. You will learn what effect the new law may have on your institution, how similar legislation is forming in other jurisdictions, and what steps you should take now to ensure your institution fulfills its constitutional obligations.

    Topics Covered

    • What are free-speech rights under the 1st and 14th Amendments?
    • What is the role of academic freedom? What are its limitations?
    • How has the Supreme Court decided related cases?
    • How will Florida implement House Bill 233? What impact will it have?
    • What are other states doing to protect or curtail academic freedom?
    • How are colleges and universities enhancing or limiting diverse discourse?

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