ILN Today Post
May 7, 2020
In the wake of spread of COVID-19 pandemic, India is heading towards a new paradigm in conducting business, running offices, organising social distancing and managing supplies to needy and poor. The current lockdown is crippling Indian economy, making the state and industry coffers empty and also keeping the doors of learning institutions closed till further orders.
The educational institutions, especially private schools and colleges are, however, working overtime to adopt technology to bring online learning modules to the homes of their students. Most schools are conducting online classes, providing assignments, clearing doubts and assuring parents that students will not suffer academic loss. Schools are also continuing to pay staff salaries and raise school fee from parents albeit with various relaxations and with no late fee penalties. However, many parents are facing severe financial hardship which is further compounded by fee hikes announced by various schools. Thus, the Union Human Resource Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal urged the private schools to reconsider their decision regarding the increase in the school fee during the academic session 20-21 and ease the fees burden by collecting it on a monthly basis during the lockdown period and directed the state education departments to come-up with a solution that works in the best interest of both the schools and the parents.
July 22, 2019
By Amanda M. Gómez
of Epstein Becker & Green
Colorado has joined a growing movement of states in passing laws that provide greater protections to employees and job applicants. Among these are the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and a ban the box law, which limits criminal history inquiries for job applicants. The following is a breakdown of Colorado’s newest employment laws and how their implementation may impact employers and employees alike.
May 10, 2017
By Dillon Entwisle
of Hall & Wilcox
Treasurer Scott Morrison presented the Turnbull Government’s second Budget which he described as an ‘honest budget’.
The Government’s strategy is to balance the Budget with increased revenue forecasts and new revenue measures.
November 6, 2014
Consider this: colleges and universities are confronting declining enrollments and escalating costs while national student debt is staggering and many are questioning whether college is worth it. Are college and university board members appropriately engaged in this potential industry crisis? They should be. Those who sit on a higher education institution’s board have a legal duty to uphold the mission of providing a quality education, and to make sure they are fully informed about both the state of higher education and their institution. One important way to be proactive in fulfilling this responsibility is to be independently informed by discovering how the individuals in the trenches – the college and university business officers – view the financial stability of their institutions.
ILN Today Post
February 25, 2013
In wake of depleting revenue reserves, the government has set out on a march to probe the alleged service tax evasion by private universities and education institutes. Taking note of the practice of the private universities to open off-shore campuses, off-campus centres and study centres allegedly flouting norms of the University Grants Commission (the “UGC”), the Central Revenue Department has initiated a probe in the matter with support of the UGC to unearth the unauthorised opening and operation of the said centres.
ILN Today Post
February 25, 2013
In a recent far-reaching order dated February 12, 2013, passed by Justice H. G. Ramesh, in the matter Sarvodaya School Students v. State of Karnataka [Writ Petition No. 18809/2012] (the “Order”), the Karnataka High Court (the “Court”) has stated that the right to free and compulsory education under Article 21A of the Constitution of India is available to all students in private schools of the age of 6 (six) to 14 (fourteen) years and not merely the 25% prescribed and selected by the State under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (the “RTE Act”). The Court remarked that private schools are entitled to claim reimbursement from the State government, of the foregone fee for all the students who claim the benefit of fee concession. The State and the Central government were called upon by the Court to ensure that proper arrangements were made by them to indemnify the private institutions in this regard.
October 28, 2011
TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE together with Hogan Lovells, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and the leading Belorussian business law firm Vlasova Mikhel & Partners on November 18 are organising a business seminar Raising Finance, Investing and Investment Protection: A Master Class. The seminar will take place in Minsk, Belorussia.
Full seminar programme and registration information:
The Master Class is free of charge to attend.