The Putnam County Board of Education in Winfield, WV has agreed to settle a lawsuit for allegedly violating the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The school board fired an employee who had requested time off to care for a parent with a serious health condition. The board has since agreed to comply with the FMLA.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a Report and Order requiring wireless carriers and providers of interconnected text messaging to send a "bounce back" message to consumers who try to text 911 where text-to-911 is not available. The new requirement will help consumers who text 911 whether or not the 911 authorities received the text message. The bounce-back messaging capability will be implemented by June 13, 2013.
Join the Online Dialogue to Improve Transition from School to Work for Youth with Disabilities - May 13 - 27
Join the "Conversation for Change," the first-ever national online dialogue to help shape federal agency strategies for helping young people with disabilities successfully transition from school to work. From May 13 - May 27, 2013 you can provide input on what's working, what's not and where change is needed, with particular focus on how various federal laws and regulations affect youth with disabilities. Register to join the dialogue.