News from Thrun Law

Employees Who Fail to Return to Work May Be Entitled to ADA Accommodation

December 9th, 2019

Employees who have taken extended leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or an employ­ment contract may be entitled to an accommodation for additional leave under[...]

Employers Cannot Shorten Title VII Statute of Limitation through Contract

December 2nd, 2019

Under new Sixth Circuit precedent, employers cannot shorten the statute of limitations period for Title VII actions by contracting with their employees for a shorter limitations period. Logan[...]

MDE Issues Updated Special Education Guidance

November 27th, 2019

MDE’s Office of Special Education recently issued two guidance documents intended to ensure compliance with state and federal law when drafting and amending individualized education pro­grams (IEPs). One[...]

Professional Development as Instructional Time

November 18th, 2019

Effective October 1, 2019, a school may count up to 38 hours of qualifying professional development (QPD) for teachers as hours of student instruction for state school aid.[...]

Hands Down: No Majority Vote Rule for IEP or MDR Decisions

November 11th, 2019

School officials should strive to reach consensus in individualized education program (IEP) Team meet­ings and at manifestation determination reviews (MDRs). In some cases, however, consensus may not be[...]

Thrun Law Firm Halloween Costumes Revealed

November 4th, 2019

We hope that you had a safe (and dry!) Halloween.  As promised, here are the identities of the guys and ghouls in our Halloween collage – pictured left[...]

File Your Qualifying Statement!

November 4th, 2019

For a school that wants to borrow money, obtaining “qualified status” each year from the Michigan Department of Treasury is critical. Before a school issues most types of[...]