What should I do if I learn of a Title IX issue?
The all-important topic of sexual harassment has taken center stage on a national level, and school districts are faced with exceedingly high obligations for addressing claims of sexual misconduct under Title IX. To help school district leaders address Title IX requirements and obligations, Lozano Smith has developed this Title IX compliance video series. Lozano Smith’s attorney, Michelle Cannon, kicks off part one.
What are the duties of Responsible Employees?
Are schools required to offer support services to the parties involved in a Title IX complaint?
If a criminal investigation is pending, do schools still need to conduct their own investigation?
Public Records Act Trends
Harold Freiman, Partner in Lozano Smith’s Walnut Creek office, breaks down the hot topics related to the Public Records Act, and discusses the importance of established policies, very clear practices and working closely with an attorney to make sure protocols are in place when PRA requests come. Specifically, so that errors are not made, thought must be given to how text messages and emails are treated and advanced discussion should take place before your entity is taken on by a lawsuit that often follows PRA requests.
Introduction & Requests for Emails
Requests for Personnel Records
Requests Motivated by Profit
Accidental Release of Privileged Materials & Recap (6:31)
Digging Deeper into Recent Affordable Care Act Topics
If you thought you were finally getting a handle on the Affordable Care Act, the influx of IRS guidance that came at the end of the 2015 calendar year probably reopened some old wounds. As a follow-up to our IRS Notice 2015-87 alert, Attorney Niki Nabavi Nouri offers perspectives and legal considerations as they relate to group health plan market reform and employer shared responsibility requirements.