Charter school lawyers and private school lawyers advise on compliance with laws governing charter and private schools

Our education law attorneys can ensure that your charter or private school is in compliance with federal and local laws by:  

  • Conducting audits to ensure vital policies are in place to prevent child abuse and sexual abuse, and foster a culture of compliance.
  • Preparing employee and parent handbooks covering distinctive education policies.
  • Counseling on child abuse reporting, sexting, faculty misconduct, disclosure of student records, and immunization issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with wage and hour issues.
  • Drafting offer letters and employment agreements for staff, including teachers.
  • Preparing agreements with vendors, such as bus companies.
Employee Handbooks
Employee handbooks are one of the foundational documents that define an employment relationship, and this is no different in the school context. Our knowledge and experience in issues that matter most to schools are essential to creating a handbook that addresses the culture and legal requirements of a school setting.
Parent-Student Handbooks
We prepare parent-student handbooks for private schools, making sure to cover important issues that create strong and clear school policies and procedures.
Employee Relations
Our firm handles day-to-day employee relation questions involving faculty and non-faculty staff. We try to diffuse situations and provide practical solutions that will protect the school.
Teacher Contracts and HR Forms
We prepare carefully-crafted teacher contracts for our education clients as well as important forms and agreements relating to Human Resources matters.
Contract, Vendor Administration
Our firm prepares important school agreements relating to vendors and suppliers.
Student Immunization
We advise our education clients on issues relating to the requirements and exemptions relating to student immunizations.
Child Abuse
Our firm counsels our education clients on the state rules relating to the reporting of child abuse.
FERPA- Educational Records Privacy
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides instructions and restrictions on when and how student records may be released to other parties. We counsel clients on the intricacies of these privacy laws.
Educational Plans for Special Needs Students
Our firm provides support to school administrators in creating 504 Plans under the Federal Rehabilitation Act and IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Related JHA Articles

Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo, and the Meaning of Consent

February 27th, 2020 | By Jules Halpern Associates
#MeToo, Employment Law, Harassment, Sexual Harassment
This week Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul who was accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment, assault, and/or rape,...Continue Reading →

School Safety Website Launches

February 27th, 2020 | By Jules Halpern Associates
Education Law, Private Schools, Student Bullying, Student Disability, Student Discipline, Student Harassment, Student Protection, Student Safety
Earlier this month, the federal government launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website: The website offers several resources for...Continue Reading →

Behind Closed Doors

January 30th, 2020 | By Jules Halpern Associates
Education Insights, Employer Policies, Harassment, Human Resources, Management, Privacy, Sexual Harassment, Student Protection, Student Safety, Workplace Culture
One of the issues all managers struggle with is whether to close the door when meeting with an employee one-on-one....Continue Reading →

Federal Executive Order Targets Anti-Semitism at Colleges

December 18th, 2019 | By Jules Halpern Associates
Education Law, Religion, Student Protection
On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order which expands the interpretation of race and national origin...Continue Reading →

Sexual Harassment and Remodeled Reform in New York

June 28th, 2019 | By Jules Halpern Associates
Employer Policies, Employment Law, Harassment, New York Law, Sexual Harassment
The New York State Assembly and Senate passed a bill on June 19, 2019 that addresses workplace harassment and provides...Continue Reading →

Non-medical Vaccines Exemptions Banned in New York

June 28th, 2019 | By Jules Halpern Associates
California Law, Education Law, Maine Law, Mississippi Law, New York Law, Religion, Student Protection, Student Safety, Wellness Programs, West Virginia Law
Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that bans non-medical exemptions for immunizations, including the religious exemption...Continue Reading →

Jules Halpern Associates LLC

Workplace and Education Law Advisors

Jules Halpern Associates LLC
JULES HALPERN ASSOCIATES LLC is a boutique law firm committed to serving our clients in all facets of their workplace issues. We provide personalized, practical advice that resonates with our clients’ business objectives.
1225 Franklin Ave, Suite 200 Garden City NY 11530 516-466-3200
45 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2000 New York NY 10111 212-786-7380
Jules Z. Halpern


Long Island Office
1225 Franklin Ave | Suite 200
Garden City, New York 11530
tel: 516.466.3200 | fax: 212.658.9313

New York City Office
45 Rockefeller Plaza | Suite 2000
New York, New York 10111
tel: 212.786.7380 | fax: 212.658.9313

Real Workplace Issues Newsletter

Please enter your e-mail address below to sign up for our topical e-newsletter, Real Workplace Issues.

Follow Us

  • linkedin
  • Facebook
  • Halpern Associates on Twitter

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved Jules Halpern Associates LLC | Attorney Advertising