Are Childcare Providers Required to Enroll Unvaccinated Children?

March 11, 2015

At this point you’ve likely heard about the measles outbreak sweeping through the country. Originating at Disneyland in Orange County, California, the outbreak has since spread to 17 states and revived a national debate about vaccines. We saw a huge spike in the number of measles cases in

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Working With Parents: When Can I Discriminate?

June 12, 2012
This guest post is based on a chapter in Managing Legal Risks in Early Childhood Programs: How to Prevent Flare-Ups from Becoming Lawsuits, a book co-authored by Tom Copeland and Holly Elissa Bruno.

Is it okay to have different rules for different parents in your child care program? It depends.

In general, you can set your own rules and run your business the way you want, without fear that you are breaking the law if you treat parents

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Same-Sex Marriage and Community Orgs

August 05, 2010

[Editor Note: Number of states recognizing same-sex marriage or civil unions updated on February 2nd, 2012] A same-sex couple in North Carolina with three adopted children was denied a family membership at their local YMCA. The Y’s policies and procedures indicate that only a “legally married husband and wife or those who file joint tax returns” may qualify for a discounted family membership.

The couple was encouraged to purchase two separate memberships – a single-with-dependents membership and a single adult membership. While this approach would have given the family access to the Y and its programs just like a traditional family membership, it would also cost an extra

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