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National Business Officers Association (NBOA) 2019 Annual Meeting

March 3 - 6, 2019 - 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego, CA

Matthew D. Batastini, Sarah H. Fay, and Brian B. Garrett will present at the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) 2019 Annual Meeting taking place March 3-6, 2019 in San Diego, CA.

SHPC attorneys will present the following programs:

Pay Equity: What Independent Schools Need To Know
Matthew D. Batastini and Sarah H. Fay

Many states have recently passed laws expanding protections to eradicate pay differentials based on gender and other protected characteristics. Complying with these laws can be challenging for independent schools. Experienced school counsel will offer guidance and lessons learned from complying with new pay equity laws, conducting related pay equity audits, and the impact on independent schools.

Leave Laws: A Case Study Workshop
Sarah H. Fay
Diane Byrne, Assistant Director of Finance and Operations at Fay School
Dawn Lewis, Head of Human Resources at The Episcopal School of Dallas
Cindy Nichols, Human Resource Manager at Episcopal Academy

The alphabet soup of leave laws can leave the most seasoned HR professional and legal counsel confused and intimidated. Join fellow HR colleagues in a hands-on workshop in which participants examine and resolve a variety of leave law situations. Explore how leave laws intersect, examine various solutions and learn the necessary steps to ensure compliance and fair treatment for all employees. The focus will be on federal leave laws; however, participants will be encouraged to team with colleagues from the same state in order to examine local and state leave laws.
 

Goldmine Sessions

Are They Tenants? Mitigating Risk Associated With Employee Housing
Matthew D. Batastini 

Explore the legal underpinnings of on-campus employee housing, focusing on the legal relationship between the school and the employees it houses. This session will discuss the risks of unwittingly entering into a “landlord-tenant” relationship with employees, and will detail real-life examples of schools forced into housing court when an employee refused to vacate employee-provided housing. Finally, this session will arm attendees with practical tips for avoiding a “landlord-tenant” relationship, including offer letter language, a comprehensive housing agreement, and detailed housing guidelines.

Accommodating Students And Applicants With Disabilities
Sarah H. Fay

Cover the basic framework for interacting with students and applicants who may be disabled. Topics discussed will include an overview of The Americans With Disabilities Act; its application to independent schools; reasonable accommodations requirements of the ADA; and best practices for schools to ensure compliance with the ADA

Drafting And Enforcing Enrollment Agreements: Tips And Traps
Brian G. Garrett

When did your school most recently review its enrollment agreement? Does the enrollment agreement address parental comportment and other hot topics? This goldmine will explore the key elements of creating a legally enforceable enrollment agreement, address common traps that independent schools ought to avoid when drafting and enforcing enrollment agreements, and identify internal policies for enforcement of enrollment agreements.

Complete conference information and access to registration can be found on the NBOA 2019 Annual Meeting website.