D. Shane Jones Speaks with Illinois Administrators Regarding Reductions in Force

Jan 5, 2010

Tueth Keeney is proud of its commitment to advising and educating school administrators on the complex and ever changing legal issues facing public schools. D. Shane Jones took the opportunity to speak with members of the Illinois Association of School Administrators Shawnee Division on January 5, 2010 regarding Layoffs, RIFs, and Non-Renewals. Shane was the featured speaker at the Shawnee division of the IASA’s meeting.

The presentation took place at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. Shane spoke with administrators regarding the complex issues that arise during a reduction in force for both certified teachers and for non-certified educational support personnel. Shane then provided information in a question and answer format, in an attempt to anticipate address many real-life situations that administrators could encounter during a layoff due to reduction in force (RIF).

D. 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 has been a Tueth Keeney shareholder since January, 2003.

Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt 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.