December 07, 2010 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Drafting 2011-2012 Enrollment Contracts and Employment Agreements: Hot Legal Issues

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Venable LLP
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

With employment agreement and enrollment contract "season" just around the corner, the time is right to consider ways to modify these documents to ensure legal compliance and adhere to best practice. The changing economic times increase the importance of these documents. While strategically drafted language can maximize a School's flexibility in operations; poorly drafted language can bind a School to undesired obligations. Caryn and Grace will review the legal issues facing independent schools in drafting enrollment and employment agreements and will provide practical solutions. Topics covered include:

Enrollment Contracts

  • Identifying which parties must execute the document
  • Ensuring the collection of tuition
  • Flexibility in removing students
  • Addressing issues of uncooperative family members
  • Legal impact of divorce and custody issues

Enrollment Contracts

  • Pros/Cons of At-Will status
  • Termination of employment
  • Modification of terms of employment
  • Consistency with other school documents
  • Executing an enforceable agreement