Author Archives: Jon Mayes

About Jon Mayes

I am an attorney in the Education Law Group of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP where I advise schools inlegal issues such as property transfers, public records requests, and general legal matters. I have significant experience in the labor and employment context, advising public employers on dismissals, internal investigations, handbook drafting, and compliance with federal and state laws (e.g., constitutional provisions, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, and Indiana wage payment laws).

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule on Overtime Exemption

The U.S. Department of Labor today issued its much anticipated final rule on the overtime exemption for “white collar” workers under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule is expected to impact the overtime eligibility of 4.2 million … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Issues Directive on Transgender Access to School Restrooms

A joint letter, commonly referred to as the “Dear Colleague” letter, from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice was sent to schools today, Friday, May 13, 2016, with guidelines for every public school district in the country to allow … Continue reading

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New Proposed FMLA Regulations Extend Protections to Same-Sex Spouses

Recently the U.S. Department of Labor announced proposed regulations that would extend Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections to same-sex spouses. These proposed regulations are widely anticipated to become final after a brief public comment period. The FMLA entitles … Continue reading

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Recent Decision Striking Down California Teacher-Tenure Laws Sparks National Debate

On June 10, 2014, a California state trial court judge held that California’s laws that govern teacher hiring, firing and tenure violated the California Constitution’s guarantee that all children will receive an education. The judge found that preventing dismissal of … Continue reading

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