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Introducing the Robbins Schwartz DEI Compliance Team

Challenges to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices are currently sweeping the nation. Our newly formed DEI Compliance Team guides employers of all kinds through this ever evolving and challenging legal landscape. Read more here.

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2023 has brought a deluge of legislation, with 561 bills signed into law in Illinois so far. This publication summarizes more than 50 of those bills (and one federal bill) that are relevant to school districts. These new bills include some with major changes to procurement, student services, and personnel operations that will require substantial efforts by school administrators to update their policies, procedures, and practices.

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High School Teacher’s Free Speech Rights Were Not Violated When School District Terminated Her for Disruptive Social Media Posts

A Massachusetts federal district court recently ruled that a school district did not violate its teacher’s First Amendment rights when it fired her for posting, reposting, or sharing several memes on social media. Read more here.

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Municipal Design-Build Authorization Act Effective January 1, 2024

The Illinois General Assembly recently enacted the Municipal Design-Build Authorization Act. The Act will go into effect on January 1, 2023. Read more here.

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Magnet School’s Student Admissions Policy Revised, in Part, to Increase Diversity, Faces Legal Challenges and Might be the Next DEI Case Before the Supreme Court

A group of Virginia area parents asked the Supreme Court to hear their complaints regarding their recent revision surrounding the student admissions process. Read more here.

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Higher Education Happenings, September 2023

Higher Education Happenings is a complimentary newsletter published by our attorneys in the firm’s higher education practice group.

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Six Attorneys Named in Leading Lawyers Magazine

Six RSNLT attorneys have been named in the current edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine, as a result of being recommended by their peers as the top lawyers in Illinois. The…

Joseph J. Perkoski Serves as Moderator and Panelist at Law Bulletin Conference

Partner Joseph J. Perkoski served as moderator and panelist at the 5th Annual Employment Law Conference sponsored by the Law Bulletin, September 16, 2010. Joseph Perkoski served as facilitator and…

Heidi A. Katz & Maryam T. Brotine present at Clinical Faculty Academy

Heidi A. Katz & Maryam T. Brotine presented “Legal Issues in Clinical Education” at the Clinical Faculty Academy, put on by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. Heidi A. Katz &…

Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. Named as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago

This award was established to honor companies in each market that recognize employees as their greatest asset. These companies work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business…