Thursday, 02 August 2018
The Michigan Court of Appeals has made a ruling that will influence how school boards enter closed session meetings to discuss specific pending litigation. In Vermilya v Delta Coll Bd of Trs, ____ Mich App ___; ___ NW2d ___ (2018) (Docket No. 341229), the Delta College Board of Trustees passed a motion to enter a
Wednesday, 01 August 2018
Last Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court held that schools may prohibit individuals from openly carrying firearms on school property. In Michigan Gun Owners v Ann Arbor Pub Sch, ___ NW2d ___ (2018), the Supreme Court upheld school district policies in the Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Clio Area School District that banned firearms on
Monday, 30 July 2018
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) recently issued Interpretative Statement 2018-1, concluding the prohibition on sex discrimination in Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) also prohibited discrimination on the basis on sexual orientation and gender identity. In response to an inquiry from Michigan Senator Arlan Meekhof, Michigan’s Attorney General, Bill Schuette, recently issued OAG, 2018,
Thursday, 26 July 2018
It has been widely reported the Legislature repealed Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Statute last month. Formerly, the law had required school districts to pay “prevailing wages and benefits” (i.e., union scale wages and benefits) to workers on school district and other state construction projects. The manner in which the Legislature passed the law was somewhat unusual.