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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Author Guide for Charter School Operators

WHITE PLAINS, NY (September 19, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the publication of Leveling the Playing Field.  Published by the Atlantic Legal Foundation, this updated third edition serves as a guide for charter school operators in California and throughout the country.

“Our goal was to present a ‘plain English’ overview of state and federal labor laws as they relate to charter schools, with a particular focus on union organizing and collective bargaining,” stated authors David S. Allen and Thomas V. Walsh, Principals at Jackson Lewis. “The new edition is especially relevant as the National Labor Relations Board, in unprecedented fashion and in state after state, has begun to assert the jurisdiction of federal labor law over charter schools.  These federal rules, unfamiliar to most charter schools, combined with unions’ renewed vigor in seeking to organize the schools, makes this book a must-read for charter school operators who are looking to adapt in a changing regulatory environment.”

Throughout the book, Leveling discusses the meaning, purpose and effect of the National Labor Relations Act.  It also provides charter schools with basic principles to avoid legal issues, respond to union organizing efforts, while proactively enhancing labor relations. 

An excerpt from Leveling the Playing Field can be found here. More information, including how to request a complimentary copy, can be found here.

About Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries.  Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law.  The firm’s commitment to client service, depth of expertise and innovation draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice.

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About the Atlantic Legal Foundation

The Atlantic Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm now in its 40th year of operation, has been proud to represent charter school advocates and to promote innovative programs leading to academic success. Through Leveling, Atlantic Legal’s Charter School Advocacy Program – offers advice that is not always available from corporate or not-for-profit attorneys who often are not skilled in labor law matters. Labor law is highly technical. Charter boards and administrators are well advised to seek counsel from firms that practice regularly in this area.

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Thomas V. Walsh

Thomas V. Walsh