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Legal Issues

Explore the training below and fill out the form posted to the right to request your training. Questions? Call 1-800-552-9554 or email

Child Abuse and Child Protective Services
This session covers the employee's role, responsibility, and risk inherent in the Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Act.

Educators’ Employment Liability Policy
This session can be tailored for new employees and new members as an explanation of coverage guaranteed by the Association's EEL Policy.

Employee Non-renewal, Dismissal, and Suspension
This session deals with the finer points of the law concerning non-renewals, dismissals, and suspensions of employees under Virginia law.

Employment Discrimination Issues
This session deals with the laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, and disability. The program can focus on issues particular to one of the protected categories, for example, age discrimination, or provide a more general review of fair employment practice laws.

Free Speech
Reviews court decisions on the free speech rights of public education employees and students.

Sexual Harassment
Deals with the developing litigation and law of sexual harassment in schools, both as a workplace for the employee and as a learning environment for students.

Special Education Issues
A comprehensive discussion of special education requirements for teachers, disciplining special education students under current laws, and IEP strategies.

Using Copyrighted Material and Other Intellectual Property
This session discusses copyrighted materials, protecting your materials, safeguards for use of technology and media with an emphasis on the Internet and e-mail.

Workers’ Compensation
Covers employee rights under the Workers' Compensation Act, highlighting such issues as: when a work injury is compensable, what benefits are provided, and procedures the employee must follow.

Workplace Issues for School Support Professionals
This session can deal with any combination of the following issues as deemed appropriate by the audience: Fair Labor Standards Act; Student discipline; School bus-related issues; administering medication and performing emergency first aid; HIV/blood-borne pathogens and cleanup, and others.




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