News from Thrun Law

GASB 84 Guidance Available July 1

June 27th, 2019

Thrun Law Firm recently finalized a guidance manual (Guidance) on the legal considerations related to the implementa­tion of Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities (GASB[...]

Properly Classify Employees As “Exempt” or “Non-Exempt”

June 24th, 2019

A school’s legal obligations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and now Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA), often depend on whether an employee is “non-exempt”[...]

Practical Considerations for Student Handbooks

June 17th, 2019

As this school year wraps up, administrators should begin reviewing and revising student hand­books for the 2019-2020 school year. A comprehensive and well-written student handbook is an important[...]

Reminder: Parent Notifications for Ineffective Teachers Due by July 15

June 10th, 2019

Section 1249a(1) of the Revised School Code states “a school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy shall not assign a pupil to be taught in the[...]

Measles Outbreak: Practical Tips

June 3rd, 2019

From March 13 to April 17, 2019, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) confirmed 43 cases of measles in Michigan, the highest in the state since[...]

MFA 2019 State Aid Note Program – Documents Now Available!

May 23rd, 2019

The Michigan Finance Authority (MFA) 2019 state aid note program materials, including the loan application, cash flow form, instructions, and calendar, are now available on the MFA’s website[...]

Michigan State Police Issues Guidance on New School Safety Laws

May 20th, 2019

In December 2018, Governor Snyder signed legislation aimed at making Michigan’s schools safer. Several of the new and amended laws, which went into effect at the end of[...]