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An Employee Handbook Refresher Course for Independent Schools

Date: June 8, 2022 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Cost: This event is being offered as a free education session.


Independent schools had to update policies covering remote work, sick leave, immunizations and other protocols over the past two years thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As our ability to cope with the pandemic evolves, the summertime is the right time to take a fresh look at the employee and faculty handbook as a whole to make sure it reflects any updated state and federal requirements (not necessarily related to Covid), in addition to examining any practices at your school that may have been introduced because of the pandemic but that are here to stay.

Join McLane Middleton’s education attorneys Linda Johnson, Brian Garrett, and Susan Schorr as they walk through essential updates for employee handbooks, including a review of behavioral standards to help ensure that interactions between colleagues and between colleagues and students are healthy and respectful. We will provide attendees with a sample table of contents to help schools ensure that they are covering all the policies that generally apply to independent schools.

Webinar – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

This event is being offered as a free education session.


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Linda S. Johnson
Director, McLane Middleton
Chair of the firm’s Education Law Group

Linda focuses her practice on understanding and serving the needs of K-12 independent schools. She serves as outside legal counsel and a consultant to many of the country’s top independent day and boarding schools. She advises her clients on all aspects of school operations including employment law, student discipline, contracts, fiduciary and tort law, leadership development, investigations, compliance audits, risk management, crisis response, and student safety. Linda consults with schools on both prevention and response to all types of educator misconduct and student on student sexual assaults.

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Brian B. Garrett
Of Counsel, McLane Middleton
Vice Chair of the firm’s Education Law Group

Brian has extensive experience in a broad range of education, employment, and complex commercial litigation matters throughout the country, including in state and federal courts, in alternative resolution processes, and before various administrative agencies. Brian focuses his practice on understanding and serving the needs of independent day and boarding schools, colleges and universities, and early child care programs. Brian partners with many of the country’s leading independent schools to provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of school operations, including establishing new schools, student and parent issues, employment matters, school governance and leadership, and general risk management. He works closely with board chairs, heads of schools, financial officers, and other senior leadership members in tackling complex matters affecting school communities.

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Susan E. Schorr
Of Counsel, McLane Middleton
Vice Chair of the firm’s Education Law Group

Susan focuses her practice on education and employment, helping clients with general risk management, real-time problem solving, and crisis management. Grounded in thorough legal analysis, she offers practical advice and responsiveness. With a background as a social worker, public administrator, and a trustee of non-profit organizations herself, Susan approaches client challenges with an ability to integrate a variety of problem-solving frameworks, helping clients to arrive at practical solutions.