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Pre-Order the Robbins Schwartz TRS Supplemental Savings Plan Compliance Kit

In 2018, the Illinois legislature amended the Illinois Pension Code to add a requirement that the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) provide an optional defined contribution benefit to all eligible members of SURS (which is done through SURS employers).

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Available Now: SURS Deferred Compensation Plan Compliance Kit

In 2018, the Illinois legislature amended the Illinois Pension Code to add a requirement that the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) provide an optional defined contribution benefit to all eligible members of SURS (which is done through SURS employers).

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Robbins Schwartz Announces Partner Promotions

Jessica A. Milligan focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment law for school districts and community colleges, including employee misconduct investigations, discipline and termination, employee benefits, collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, employee civil rights, and federal and state employment discrimination matters under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age…

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Available Now: Title IX Toolkit for K-12 Schools

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released its final Rules governing how higher education institutions must address allegations of sexual harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”).

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Available Now: Title IX Toolkit for Higher Education Institutions

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released its final Rules governing how higher education institutions must address allegations of sexual harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”).

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FOIA’S Reach Extends to Certain Records on Personal Devices of Officials and Employees

On August 5, 2020, the Appellate Court in Better Government Association v. City of Chicago Office of Mayor, 2020 IL App (1st) 190038, held that text messages and emails that pertain to public business on personal devices or accounts of public officials may subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Appellate Court further held that defendants’ refusal to inquire with their respective officials as to whether their personal accounts contained responsive records was not reasonable. 2020 IL App (1st) 190038.

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Available Now: Title IX Toolkit and Training for K-12 School Districts

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) rules, which go into effect on August 14, 2020, require significant revisions to school districts’ policies and grievance procedures, as well as training for district personnel who are involved in the Title IX investigation and grievance process. To assist your school district in preparing for implementation of the new Rules, our attorneys have developed a Toolkit of required forms and notices for use by districts in processing Title IX sexual harassment reports and complaints. Our team is also offering a comprehensive, three-hour in-service training for your school district Title IX personnel.

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SECOND UPDATED: Return to Campus Supply Kit

UPDATED Supply Kit: Our attorneys have developed a COVID-19 Return to Campus Supply Kit for higher education institutions as of November 23, 2020. The Supply Kit contains various forms, notices and other documents for use by higher education institutions.

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UPDATED: Back to School Supply Kit

We have been closely monitoring the guidance from ISBE, IDPH and the CDC. In light of the new guidance received over the last week from ISBE, IDPH and the CDC, we have updated several of our forms to ensure you have the most current and up-to-date information for your school community.

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#BeSafeChicago

We are excited to announce that Robbins Schwartz achieved the “Be Safe. Chicago” badge of approval for our reopening business plan in line with the City of Chicago guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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