MTA Legal Advisories

MTA’s Legal Services Division provides legal advice and guidance on matters of interest to MTA affiliates and members.

PARCC Security Agreement (3/12/15)

This advisory reviews whether members should sign the PARCC security agreement. (Requires Login)

Application of State Minimum Wage in Public Sector (02/23/15)

This advisory reviews whether the state minimum wage law applies to municipal or state employees.

Educator Free-Speech Protections (10/16/14)

This advisory reviews the extent to which educator speech and advocacy on educational policy matters are protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the public sector bargaining law and other statutes. (Requires Login)

PARCC Opt-Out (3/21/14)

This advisory reviews the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s authority to adopt a testing system to evaluate public school performance in the Commonwealth. It also addresses the authority of local school districts to allow an “opt-out” process and to determine the consequences, if any, for students’ refusal to participate. (Requires Login)

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