D. Shane Jones Speaks at the IASBO Egyptian Division Meeting Regarding RIFs, Layoffs, and Non-Renewals

Oct 13, 2009

Tueth Keeney is proud of its commitment to advising and educating school administrators on the complex and ever-changing legal issues facing public schools. Firm shareholder D. Shane Jones recently contributed his time and expertise to speak with administrators from the Egyptian Division of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO). Founded in 1952, Illinois ASBO is devoted to the school business management profession and strives to promote the standards of school business administration.

On October 13, 2009, Shane talked with the IASBO administrators regarding Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Non-Renewals. The presentation highlighted layoffs in regards to not only teachers, but also support personnel. Shane discussed recent legislation, and also presented some typical questions and answers regarding this complex topic, as well as addressing live questions from the audience.

Shane Jones practices in the areas of labor and employment law, education law, and litigation in both Missouri and Illinois. He routinely advises and represents employers in wage and hour matters, in the design and review of employee handbooks, and disciplining and terminating employees. Shane has also successfully defended employers against discrimination claims, First Amendment claims, Due Process claims, and other constitutional issues, in both state and federal courts.

Shane also practices in the area of collective bargaining and labor relations. He is experienced in crafting proposals and counter-proposals, and in effectively presenting the employer’s position at the collective bargaining table. He has directly negotiated, or participated significantly behind the scenes, in the negotiation of more than fifty collective bargaining agreements under the National Labor Relations Act, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, and in the “meet and confer” process under the Missouri Public Sector Labor Law.

Shane is a Vice-Chair of the Missouri Bar Labor & Employment Law Committee, an author of the “Prevailing Wage” chapter in the most recent Missouri Employee-Employer Law Desk Book, and a co-author of the “Employment Law” chapter in the most recent Missouri Bar School Law Desk Book as well as its most recent supplement. Shane has been a Tueth Keeney shareholder since January, 2003.

Tueth Keeney is proud to be one of the state’s largest Illinois education law practices. The firm has one of the most experienced groups of attorneys in Central and Southern Illinois dedicated to serving public schools. We regularly represent nearly 150 public school districts, including many districts in Central and Southern Illinois. Our Firm is also regularly appointed by insurers of educational institutions to represent districts in complex or difficult cases involving school or civil rights laws.