News from Thrun Law

Graduation-Related Challenges

May 7th, 2018

With high school graduation fast approaching, we are providing several recommended strategies for ad­dressing common graduation-related legal issues. Diplomas and “Walking” at Graduation The end of the school[...]

Save the Date: Upcoming Client Seminars

April 27th, 2018

As part of our service to retainer clients, Thrun Law Firm, P.C. will host its annual client seminars at five locations this spring. Our spring seminars are a[...]

Superintendent’s Resignation Not Actionable Under FMLA

April 26th, 2018

Glen Lake Community Schools’ former superintendent (“Superintendent”) resigned a few years ago after the board or­dered an independent audit of whether the district had appropriately tracked administrators’ time[...]

Legislature Allows PSAs and ISDs to Receive Regional Enhancement Millage Revenue

April 15th, 2018

Public Act 23 of 2018 amends Section 705 of the Revised School Code to allow public school academies (PSAs) and intermediate school districts (ISDs) to re­ceive a portion[...]

Courts Continue to Confirm that Transgender Persons Are Protected from Discrimination Under Federal Law

April 9th, 2018

Recently, the Sixth Circuit issued a unanimous decision that established “discrimination on the basis of transgender and transitioning status violates Title VII.” In EEOC v RG & GR Harris[...]

Union’s Demand to Arbitrate Teacher Discipline Violates PERA (Again)

March 29th, 2018

In a case handled by Thrun Law Firm, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a Michigan Em­ployment Relations Commission (MERC) decision, which found that a union committed an[...]

MDE Reminds Schools About Sexual Harassment Obligations

March 5th, 2018

MDE issued a memorandum this month reminding schools of sexual harassment obligations under State and federal law. MDE noted that both Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and Title[...]