Independent School Legal Update

On October 28, 2021, McLane Middleton's Education Law Group will provide a free, virtual legal update for independent schools. As part of the half day session, attendees will receive practical strategies for managing risk from experienced practitioners who advise numerous independent schools on a daily basis. This program is recommended for Heads of School, Senior

OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID Vaccinations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard imposing significant new requirements on employers with 100 or more employees regarding COVID-19 vaccination, testing, face coverings, notification, and recordkeeping. OSHA and the Biden Administration have said that this ETS is necessary to protect unvaccinated workers from the risk of contracting COVID-19 at work.

Enrollment Contracts in a Post-COVID World

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has shown a spotlight on independent schools’ enrollment contracts, these agreements have long been the legal underpinning of a clear, transparent, and healthy relationship between schools and their families. Enrollment contacts can, of course, reinforce financial guidelines and obligations, but can also support schools with the many complex and challenging issues

Cybersecurity Threats and Preparedness for Independent Schools

McLane Middleton’s Information Privacy and Security Group is delivering a hands-on virtual workshop addressing cybersecurity threats and preparedness for independent schools on December 8, 2021 from 12:00-2:30 p.m. ET. The workshop will be co-led by Cam Shilling, Chair of McLane Middleton’s Information Privacy and Security Group, and Paige Yeater, Director of Information Security Program Management

Student Handbooks: Essential Updates for the New School Year


Take a deep breath and join McLane Middleton’s Brian Garrett and Susan Schorr as they provide guidance on how to tackle this project. Based on what they have seen during the current school year, independent schools will want to make sure policies addressing communicable illness and vaccines (not just for Covid), student discipline, sexual conduct and consent, gender identity (documentation, dress code, living arrangements for boarding schools), harassment and cyber-misconduct, just to name a few, are all reviewed and updated to reflect evolving state laws and best practices.

So You Want to Sell Your Business…Now What?

McLane Middleton's Woburn Office 300 TradeCenter, Suite 7600, Woburn, MA

Our panel of expert business advisors will be on hand to discuss the process of preparing for and executing a business sale. They will share their experiences, answer your burning questions and discuss key topics.

2022 New Hampshire Employment Law Update

Castleton Banquet & Conference Center 58 Enterprise Drive, Windham, NH

After a 2+ year hiatus due to COVID-19, we are excited to announce our 2022 New Hampshire Employment Law Update will take place on May 24, 2022 at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center in Windham, NH. Join our employment attorneys in discussing the latest trends in employment law as we prepare you to manage

An Employee Handbook Refresher Course for Independent Schools


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